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Salt and saffron
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Published:
London : Bloomsbury, 2001.
Format:
Book
Edition:
Pbk. ed.
Physical Desc:
256 pages ; 20 cm.
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The Dard-e-Dils are known for their clavicles and love of stories. Aliya may not have inherited her family's patrician looks, but she is just as much a prey to the legends of her family that stretch back to the days of Timur Lane. Aristocratic and eccentric, the clan has plenty of stories to tell and secrets to hide, particularly its curse of 'not-quite' twins, and it is not long before Aliya begins to believe that she is another 'not-quite twin' cosmically connected with her Aunt Mariam in a way that hardly bodes well.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0747553955, 9780747553953

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Originally published: 2000.
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A beautiful novel detailing the life and loves of a Pakistani girl living in the U.S. -- Aliya may not have inherited her family's patrician looks, but she is as much a prey to the legends of her family that stretch back to the days of Timur Lang. Aristocratic and eccentric-the clan has plenty of stories to tell, and secrets to hide. -- Like salt and saffron, which both flavor food but in slightly different ways, it is the small, subtle differences that cause the most trouble in Aliya's family. The family problems and scandals caused by these minute differences echo the history of the sub-continent and the story of Partition. A superb storyteller, Kamila Shamsie writes with warmth and gusto. Through the many anecdotes about Pakistani family life, she hints at the larger tale of a divided nation. Spanning the subcontinent from the Muslim invasions to the Partition, this is a magical novel about the shapes stories can take- turning into myths, appearing in history books and entering into our lives.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Shamsie, K. (2001). Salt and saffron. Pbk. ed. London: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Shamsie, Kamila, 1973-. 2001. Salt and Saffron. London: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Shamsie, Kamila, 1973-, Salt and Saffron. London: Bloomsbury, 2001.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Shamsie, Kamila. Salt and Saffron. Pbk. ed. London: Bloomsbury, 2001. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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