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- ISBN: 9780312577902
- ISBN: 0312577907
- Physical Description: 259 p. ; 25 cm.
- Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010.
|Summary, etc.:|| Abandoning her privileged life in England and husband of less than a year, Aruna Ahmed returns to her native Singapore, where she remembers the death of her father, her failed relationship with her best friend, and a complicated psychological diagnosis she has tried to ignore.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 April #1
Aruna Ahmed Jones walks out on her marriage to an English doctor to go home to Singapore to deal with some unfinished business. Her inspiration is a line from a poem written by Hari Hassan, who is confined to a Malaysian hospital, wishing for death but unable to fight the DNR order signed by his son, Jazz, who happens to be Aruna's childhood sweetheart. Jazz, a successful novelist, still hasn't forgiven his father for his mother's death, which he believes is the result of Hassan's neglect. Nor has Jazz gotten over his love for Aruna, whom he still believes is his soul mate. Before the novel is over, Aruna and Jazz will uncover a host of revelations about their families and the reason why their love affair was doomed. As in Farooki's previous novels, Bitter Sweets (2007) and Corner Shop (2009), fate and irony intermix to plague and ultimately free her troubled characters. Lovers of literary fiction will not want to miss this vibrant, moving novel from the gifted Farooki. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.
Roopa Farooki was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and brought up in London. She graduated from New College, Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and worked in advertising before writing fiction full time. Roopa now lives in Southeast England and Southwest France with her husband and two young sons, and teaches creative writing at the Canterbury Christ Chuch University masters' program.
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