Maps for Lost Lovers Aslam
2006 Shortlist

Maps for Lost Lovers

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Jugnu and his lover, Chanda, have disappeared. Though unmarried, they had been living together, embracing the contemporary mores of the English town where they lived but disgracing themselves in the eyes of their close-knit Pakistani community. Rumours about their disappearance abound, but five months go by before anything certain is
known. Finally, Chanda’s brothers are arrested for the murder of their sister and Jugnu. Shock and disbelief spread through the community, and for Jugnu’s brother, Shamas, and his wife, Kaukab, it is a moment that marks the beginning of the unravelling of all that is sacred to them.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Nadeem
Aslam

Nadeem Aslam is the author of three previous novels, Season of the Rainbirds, Maps for Lost Lovers – longlisted for the Booker Prize, shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize, and awarded the Kiriyama Prize and the Encore Award – and The Wasted Vigil, described by A. S. Byatt as ‘unforgettable … tragic and beautifully written’. Born in Pakistan, he now lives in England.

Nadeem Aslam is the author of three previous novels, Season of the Rainbirds, Maps for Lost Lovers – longlisted for the Booker Prize, shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize, and awarded the Kiriyama Prize and the Encore Award – and The Wasted Vigil, described by A. S. Byatt as ‘unforgettable … tragic and beautifully written’. Born in Pakistan, he now lives in England.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
02/06/2005
Country
United Kingdom
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Faber and Faber

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