Meatless Days: Introduction by the winner of the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction Kamila Shamsie - Penguin Women Writers (Paperback)
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Meatless Days: Introduction by the winner of the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction Kamila Shamsie - Penguin Women Writers (Paperback)

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'Some of the more heart-shaking writing about love and grief I've ever read' Kamila Shamsie, winner fo the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction, from the introduction Meatless Days is a searing memoir of life in the newly-created country of Pakistan. When sudden and shocking tragedies hit the author's family two years apart, her personal crisis spirals into a wider meditation on universal questions: about being a woman when you're too busy being a mother or a sister or a wife to consider your own womanhood; about how it feels to begin life in a new language; about how our lives are changed by the people that leave them. This is a heart-breaking, hopeful and profound book that will get under your skin. 'Extraordinary... as an evocation of family love, with all its sharpness, pain and need, Meatless Days is almost faultless' New Statesman

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241342466
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 138 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm


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Extraordinary... as an evocation of family love, with all its sharpness, pain and need, Meatless Days is almost faultless * New Statesman *
A jewel of insight and beauty * Los Angeles Times Book Review *
Some of the more heart-shaking writing about love and grief I've ever read -- Kamila Shamsie, from the introduction
The author has a gift for rendering her family with a few, deft strokes, turning them out as whole and complete as eggs -- Anita Desai
Dazzling... Suleri is a postcolonial Proust * Voice Literary Supplement *
Suleri writes with a surgical intellectual frankness... and a poetic precision which crisps the reader into paying absolute attention * London Review of Books *
A tour de force of memory and interpretation...What makes Meatless Days such an astonishing book is its corrosive effect on partitions of all kinds - between body and history, politics and poetry, language and experience, the East and the West. * Village Voice *
Nine autobiographical tales that move easily back and forth among Pakistan, Britain, and the United States. . . . She forays lightly into Pakistani history, and deeply into the history of her family and friends. . . . The Suleri women at home in Pakistan make this book sing * New York Times Book Review *
An incredibly smart, dryly funny and hugely moving read * The Pool *
A bewitching memoir of loss... remarkable * The National *

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Diana O. at Aylesbury

“Beautiful”

This book really moved me. Multi-layered, insightful and beautifully written. Each page gives you the impression you cannot escape from what is being told, and the author makes you hang onto every word. A unique piece... More

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