A Place for Us
An Indian-Muslim family is preparing for their eldest daughter’s wedding. But as Hadia’s marriage – one chosen of love, not tradition – gathers the family back together, there is only one thing on their minds: can Amar, the estranged younger brother of the bride, be trusted to behave himself after three years away?
A Place for Us tells the story of one family and all family life: of coming to terms with the choices we make, of reconciling past and present and of how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest betrayals.
About the Author
Fatima Farheen Mirza was born in California in 1991 and raised there. Her parents are of Indian descent; her mother grew up in Birmingham, her father in Hyderabad. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow. A Place for Us is her first novel.
A powerful novel about family, immigration, culture and emotions. Veria Central Public Library, Greece