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English
Tilted Axis Press
26 August 2021
An eighty-year-old woman slips into a deep depression at the death of her husband, then resurfaces to gain a new lease on life. Her determination to fly in the face of convention – including striking up a friendship with a hijra person – confuses her bohemian daughter, who is used to thinking of herself as the more 'modern' of the two.

At the older woman's insistence they travel back to Pakistan, simultaneously confronting the unresolved trauma of her teenage experiences of Partition, and re-evaluating what it means to be a mother, a daughter, a woman, a feminist.

Rather than respond to tragedy with seriousness, Geetanjali Shree's playful tone and exuberant wordplay results in a book that is engaging, funny, and utterly original, at the same time as being an urgent and timely protest against the destructive impact of borders and boundaries, whether between religions, countries, or genders.

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Imprint:   Tilted Axis Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781911284611
ISBN 10:   1911284614
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
  • Winner of International Booker 2022
  • Winner of The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 2022
  • Winner of The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 2022

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