Typhoon

Typhoon

by Qaisra Shahraz

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 08/02/2007

  $21.25
Tells the tale of three young women: Naghmana - the stranger from the city; Chaudharani Kaniz - the village land baron, and Gulshan - the innocent wife. One is caught in the arms of another woman's husband in the middle of the night; another was raped in her youth; and the third woman lost her husband to a stranger and her mother vowed revenge."Typhoon" is set in Chiragpur, a Pakistani village warped in time, space and guilt, whose inhabitants are still traumatised by what happened some twenty years earlier in a courtroom (kacheri). With the arrival of a beautiful stranger from the city, the villagers are helplessly swept along by a typhoon-like series of events and become buried under the burden of their guilt. Closely guarding their small silk parcels containing a lock of a woman's hair, they all hope to return it to its rightful owner and beg her forgiveness."Typhoon" is a tragic tale of three young women, each one demonised by their past: Naghmana - the glamorous stranger from the city; Chaudharani Kaniz - the village land baron, and Gulshan - the innocent wife. One is caught in the arms of another woman's husband in the middle of the night; another was raped in her youth; and the third woman's world fell apart as she lost her husband, before her eyes, to a total stranger and her mother vowed revenge. For all three there is no escape from what fate has in store.
ISBN:
9781905147625
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
08-02-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
Arcadia Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x23mm
Weight:
0.38kg
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