ISBN 9780330511148,The Story Of A Widow

The Story Of A Widow



Pan Macmillan India

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780330511148

ISBN-10 0330511149


Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

Literature & Fiction

In A Neighbourhood In Karachi, Mona, A Recently Widowed Mother Of Two Grown Women, Is Trying To Settle Into Her New Life. Things Take An Unexpected Turn When A Mysterious Man Becomes A Tenant Next Door In Mrs. Baigs House. The Calm Rhythm Of Monas Days-Gardening, Cooking, Time With Friends And Family In Karachi-Is Upset By The Vivacious, Affable And At Times Almost Impertinent Salamat Ali. He Is Both A Breath Of Fresh Air And A Disconcerting Presence. One Day, Salamat Ali, Encouraged By Mrs. Baig, Presents Mona With A Marriage Proposal. As Her Family Swoops In To Defend Her Honour, Mona Asserts Herself Against Their Ministrations And Makes A Most Unexpected Decision.

The Story Of A Widow Is A Beautifully Observant Novel, One That Pays Careful Attention To The Delicate Movements Of The Heart In Romantic And Family Life. It Is Equally Concerned With The Traditional Mores Of Society, Which Both Support And Constrain Men And Women. Gently Humorous And Profoundly Perceptive, The Story Of A Widow Is The Moving Tale Of A Womans Discovery Of Her Voice And Herself.

About The Author

Musharraf Ali Farooqi Is An Author, Novelist And Translator. His Novel 'Between Clay And Dust' Was A Finalist For The 'Man Asian Literary Prize 2012'. He Is The Critically Acclaimed Translator Of Dastan-E Amir Hamza And Tilism-E Hoshruba.

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