ISBN 9788129114877,We Are Not In Pakistan

We Are Not In Pakistan


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788129114877

ISBN-10 8129114879


Number of Pages 475 Pages
Language (English)

General & world history

Sixteen-year-old Kathleen believes her family would be normalif not for her Pakistani grandmother. Olena, a Ukrainian woman now living in Moscow, discovers that her husband's new posting will draw her dangerously close to her disapproving mother-in-law. Fletcher, a Lhasa Apso, finds himself in the middle of a game between his mistress and her commitment-phobic boyfriend. Tania tries to transform herself from an exotic dancer into the wife her doctor-husband wants. Dr. Karanbir Singh receives an e-mail from someone who professes to be the child of his 1980s green-card marriage. Eliciting amusement, curiosity, wonder and the sadness for a post-9/11 world, Shauna Singh Baldwin lures us toward a world where everything and everyone is displaced, exploring along the way, our complex human responses to technology, art, and most of all, our fellow humans. About the Author Shauna Singh Baldwin's first novel, What the Body Remembers, the story of two Sikh women in a polygamous marriage in colonial India, received the Commonwealth Writer's Prize for Best Book in the Canada-Caribbean region in 2000 and has been translated into fourteen languages. Her second novel, The Tiger Claw, is the story of a young woman's search for her lover through Nazi-occupied France. It was a finalist for Canada's prestigious Giller Prize. She is also the author of English Lessons and Other Stories, which won the Friends of American Writers Award in 1996, and co-author of A Foreign Visitor's Survival Guide to America. She is also the recipient of 5.India's International Nehru Award for public speaking and the Shastri Award for English prose. She received the Writer's Union of Canada Award in 1995 for short prose, and the Canadian Literary Award in 1997. We Are Not Pakistan is her fifth book.