A Place for Us (Paperback)
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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 13/06/2019
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** The New York Times bestseller **

'To be taken hostage by Fatima Mirza's heartrending and timely story is a gutting pleasure... She captures your mind and heart with an urgency that defies you to stop reading. I guarantee you will be different when you close the book' Sarah Jessica Parker

'I loved this book' Anne Tyler

'The depth of the storytelling and the beauty of the language makes this debut something to treasure' John Boyne

An Indian-Muslim family is preparing for their eldest daughter's wedding. But as Hadia's marriage - one chosen of love, not tradition - gathers the family back together, there is only one thing on their minds: can Amar, the estranged younger brother of the bride, be trusted to behave himself after three years away?

A Place for Us tells the story of one family and all family life: of coming to terms with the choices we make, of reconciingly past and present and of how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest betrayals.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784707668
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I'm particularly interested in stories of immigrants and I loved Fatima Farheen Mirza's A Place for Us, about an Indian family living in America -- Anne Tyler * Observer *
Deeply moving... The story comes together gradually, through the perspective of various family members, as it weaves through different points in time. Mirza's writing is poignantly beautiful * Daily Mail *
I loved every minute of this novel; Mirza's prose and her story squeezed my heart, and I had to take a very long, deep breath upon finishing the book. This is a writer to watch out for * Stylist *
The depth of the storytelling and the beauty of the language makes this debut something to treasure. Highly recommended -- John Boyne
Telling the story via multiple perspectives, the author paints an incredibly textured and compassionate portrait of the characters' lives. Their love for one another is undeniable, yet their inability to communicate it is devastating. As they collectively and individually struggle with the expectations of their heritage as well as contemporary life, A Place For Us is a timeless, yet also timely, family epic -- Aisling O'Leary * Irish Times *

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“A Place For US”

It’s Hadia’s wedding day and more than anything else she has wished for her brother Amar to show up and take part in it. She hasn’t seen him for quite some time and then he is there. However, things do not turn out so... More

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“The complexity of families”

There’s been quite a buzz about this book since it was chosen as the first to be published from SJP’s new Hogarth imprint. Which can be hard for a book, which then has to live up to its own hype – so, does this one?... More

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