Penguin India Publication
A wife worries for her familys survival during the 1965 Indo-Pak war. A mother is horrified when she learns that her daughter wants to marry her American boyfriend. An American housewife living in Lahore has a tempestuous affair with a Pakistani minister. An aged matriarch travels to the USA to discover she must confront a traumatic memory from her past.
Finely nuanced, and laced with Sidhwas sharply comic observations, this is a stellar collection of tales from one of the subcontinents most important and beloved writers.
About the Author: Bapsi Sidhwa
Bapsi Sidhwa is an internationally acclaimed author. Raised in Lahore, Pakistan, she now lives in Houston, Texas. She has written five novels- Ice-Candy-Man, The Pakistani Bride, The Crow Eaters, An American Brat, and Water-which have been translated and published in several languages. She has edited the anthology City of Sin and Splendour: Writings on Lahore which was published in 2006.
Among her many honours Sidhwa received the Bunting Fellowship at Radcliffe/Harvard, the Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Writers Award, the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Pakistans highest national honor in the arts, and the LiBeraturepreis in Germany and the 2007 Primo Mondello Award in Italy