The Resource Broken verses, Kamila Shamsie

Broken verses, Kamila Shamsie

Label
Broken verses
Title
Broken verses
Statement of responsibility
Kamila Shamsie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Fourteen years ago, famous Pakistani activist Samina Akram disappeared. Two years earlier, her lover, Pakistan's greatest poet, was beaten to death by government thugs. In present-day Karachi, her daughter Aasmaani has just discovered a letter in the couple's private code-a letter that could only have been written recently. Aasmaani is thirty, single, drifting from job to job. Always left behind whenever Samina followed the Poet into exile, she had assumed that her mother's disappearance was simply another abandonment. Then, while working at Pakistan's first independent TV station, Aasmaani runs into an old friend of Samina's who gives her the first letter, then many more. Where could the letters have come from? And will they lead her to her mother? Merging the personal with the political, Broken Verses is at once a sharp, thrilling journey through modern-day Pakistan, a carefully coded mystery, and an intimate mother-daughter story that asks how we forgive a mother who leaves
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shamsie, Kamila
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9540.9.S485
LC item number
B76 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women political activists
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Missing persons
  • Letter writing
  • Young women
  • Letter writing
  • Missing persons
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women political activists
  • Young women
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
Label
Broken verses, Kamila Shamsie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Harvest original."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780156030533
Lccn
2004021330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2805222
  • (OCoLC)56517377
  • (OCoLC)ocm56517377
  • 2550007
  • 2805222
  • 2847452
Label
Broken verses, Kamila Shamsie
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Harvest original."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780156030533
Lccn
2004021330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2805222
  • (OCoLC)56517377
  • (OCoLC)ocm56517377
  • 2550007
  • 2805222
  • 2847452

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