ac Short-listed for the 2015 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize ac aA Brooklyn-by-way-of-Bangladesh Royal Tenenbaums.aaThe Denver Post A vibrant debut novel, set in Brooklyn and Bangladesh, follows three young women and one family struggling to make peace with secrets and their past For as long as she can remember, Ella has longed to feel at home. Orphaned as a child after her parentsa murder, and afflicted with hallucinations at dusk, sheas always felt more at ease in nature than with people. She traveled from Bangladesh to Brooklyn to live with the Saleems: her uncle Anwar, aunt Hashi, and their beautiful daughter, Charu, her complete opposite. One summer, when Ella returns home from college, she discovers Charuas friend Mayaaan Islamic clericas runaway daughteraasleep in her bedroom. As the girls have a summer of clandestine adventure and sexual awakenings, Anwaraowner of a popular botanical apothecaryahas his own secrets, threatening his thirty-year marriage. But when tragedy strikes, the Saleems find themselves blamed. To keep his family from unraveling, Anwar takes them on a fated trip to Bangladesh, to reckon with the past, their extended family, and each other. From the Trade Paperback edition.To keep his family from unraveling, Anwar takes them on a fated trip to Bangladesh, to reckon with the past, their extended family, and each other. From the Trade Paperback edition.
|Author||:||Tanwi Nandini Islam|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2015-08-11|