Sara Suleri’s outstanding, critically acclaimed (and prize-winning) memoir of life in Lahore.
‘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. Suleri seems to find nourishment in the most indigestible truths. Beware her prose at its most luscious: cunningly – appetizingly– enfolded in a mango leaf, a mouthful of stones awaits.’ Village Voice
‘A linguistic triumph…it can be recommended not only for the intricacy and fluidity of its language but also for the finely drawn portrait of Pakistan in the traumatic early years of its inception.’ JO-ANN GOODWIN, City Limits
‘An extraordinary first book. The reader retains a sensation of infinite sadness at losses so irreplaceable that life seems bleached of possibilities. As an evocation of family love, with all its sharpness, pain and need, Meatless Days is almost faultless.’ CAROLINE MOOREHEAD, New Statesman
‘A super-subtle book with a surgical intellectual frankness and a poetic precision which crisps the reader into paying absolute attention.’ CANDIA MCWILLIAM, London Review of Books
‘Worthwhile reading? Very. It is unique’ RUMER GODDEN, Daily Telegraph
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Meatless Days A remarkable writer offers a remarkable look at the violent history of Pakistan's independence with the author's most intimate memories--of her Welsh mother, an English teacher of spare, abstracted eloquence; of her Pakistani father, a prominent and frequently jailed political journalist; of her tenacious grandmother; and of the friends who accompany her own passage to the West. A profoundly movin Full descriptionReview:
"A jewel of insight and beauty." --Rone Tempest "Los Angeles Times Book Review "
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Book Description Flamingo / HarperCollins, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006543898
Book Description Flamingo / HarperCollins, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6543898