Turquoise



TurquoiseA Collection Of Stories Set In Troubled Times In Karachi, Lahore And London War, Partition And Military Rule Form The Backdrop For The Anticipation And Anxiety Of Changing Homes And Family Life, And The Hopes And Failures Of Love And Work

Aamer Hussein was born in Karachi in 1955 and moved to London in 1970 for further education after a year at boarding school in India He has a degree in Urdu, Persian and South Asian studies from SOAS, and later studied French, philosophy and psychology He began publishing fiction in the 1980s in journals and anthologies His first collection of stories, Mirror to the Sun, appeared in 1993, to be followed by This Other Salt, Turquoise, Cactus Town, and Insomnia He has also published a novella, Another Gulmohar Tree 2009 and a novel, The Cloud Messenger 2011 His stories have been translated into many languages, including Italian, Arabic and Japanese In 2012, he contributed four original stories and a memoir in Urdu to the Karachi journal Dunyazad Hussein, who is also an essayist and critic, is Professorial Writing Fellow in the Department of English and Humanities at the University of Southampton, and a Senior Fellow of the Institute of English Studies at London University.

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  • Paperback
  • 180 pages
  • Turquoise
  • Aamer Hussein
  • English
  • 11 November 2019
  • 0863563252

10 thoughts on “Turquoise

  1. TinHouseBooks says:

    Liz Lampman Editorial Intern, Tin House Books I may not remember much from my college lit courses, but I do remember a few good books This week Aamer Hussein s collection of short stories, called Turquoise, jumped off my shelf and into my welcoming hands From the first Akhmatova epigraph to the final and my favorite story, The Needlewoman s Calendar, Hussein brings Karachi, Lahore, and London to life by blending ancient songs and stories with the intimacy and hardship of his memorable c Liz Lampman Editorial Intern, Tin House Books I may not remember much from my college lit courses, but I do remember a few good books This week Aamer Hussein s collection of short stories, called Turquoise, jumped off my shelf and into my welcoming hands From the first Akhmatova epigraph to the final and my favorite story, The Needlewoman s Calendar, Hussein brings Karachi, Lahore, and London to life by blending ancient songs and stories with the intimacy and hardship of his memorable characters Turquoise is careful, culturally rich, and musical

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