Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
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.
A reissue of Nadeem Aslam's 2005 critically acclaimed novel, Map for Lost Lovers
Winner of Encore Award 2005 and Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize - Fiction 2005.
Nadeem Aslam is the author of the award-winning novel Season of the Rainbirds (1993). He lives in the UK.Praise for Season of the Rainbirds:'Nadeem Aslam's is a genuinely exciting new voice - lively, confident, uninhibited and ambitious. This is one of the most impressive first novels of recent years.' Salman Rushdie'An exquisitely turned portrait of small-town life on the subcontinent: it is a real treat.' Daily Telegraph