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Broken verses

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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.
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subject_facetBridging Cultures Bookshelf
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
Letter writing
Letter writing -- Fiction
Missing persons
Missing persons -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Muslim Journeys collection
Pakistan
Pakistan -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Women political activists
Women political activists -- Fiction
Young women
Young women -- Fiction
title_displayBroken verses
title_fullBroken Verses
Broken verses / Kamila Shamsie
Broken verses [electronic resource] / Kamila Shamsie
title_shortBroken verses
topic_facetElectronic books
Fiction
Letter writing
Literature
Missing persons
Mothers and daughters
Women political activists
Young women