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The Pakistani Bride by Bapsi Sidhwa [in Bloomsbury Review]

Pakistani BrideFirst published in 1983, Sidhwa’s haunting first novel has been brought back with a new introduction by grand dame Anita Desai. It’s based on a true story Sidwha heard while traveling in Pakistan about a young bride who ran away from a brutal marriage, only to be hunted like an animal and murdered in the name of honor. Sidhwa gives voice to that silent soul, giving her a history, a life, and even hope.

Review: “In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Month: A Survey of New & Notable Books,” The Bloomsbury Review, May/June 2008

Readers: Adult

Published: 1983, 2007 (re-issued with new preface)


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