Maps for Lost Lovers

Maps for Lost Lovers
Author: Nadeem Aslam
Language English
Pages: 400
ISBN10: 1400076978
Genre: Fiction
Goodreads Rating: 3.79
ISBN13: 9781400076970
Published: May 9th 2006 by Vintage

If Gabriel García Márquez had chosen to write about Pakistani immigrants in England, he might have produced a novel as beautiful and devastating as Maps for Lost Lovers. Jugnu and Chanda have disappeared.

Like thousands of people all over England, they were lovers and living together out of wedlock. To Chanda’s family, however, the disgrace was unforgivable. Perhaps enough so as to warrant murder.As he explores the disappearance and its aftermath through the eyes of Jugnu’s worldly older brother, Shamas, and his devout wife, Kaukab, Nadeem Aslam creates a closely observed and affecting portrait of people whose traditions threaten to bury them alive. The result is a tour de force, intimate, affecting, tragic and suspenseful.