Blue Direction (Any Time Temptations Series)

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Acclaimed both in Pakistan and in Britain, Aamer Hussein's first collection of stories, Mirror to the Sun, was chosen by Shena Mackay as one of her Books of the Year 1993. In his long awaited second collection--which includes the experimental sequence 'Skies'--he continues and deepens his oblique, subversive portrayal of the preoccupations of our time: betrayal, bereaving, exile, belonging and the writer's role. In 'The Blue Direction' a teenaged boy's life uncannily begins to resemble the role he plays in a school operetta; in 'The Lost Cantos of the Silken Tiger' a poet revenges herself on her faithless lover by turning their romance into a biblical legend; and in 'This Other Salt' a writer torn between two loves, looks for his lost worlds in the gap between memory, mourning and desire. Combining satire, legend, poetry, history and memoir, the linked stories of The Blue Direction reveal an author of uncommon talent at the height of his craft. 'Extraordinarily controlled, written in a tactile, musical prose, with a very individual sense of beauty...A striking and original contribution to the literature that has emerged in the English language from the subcontinent.'

--Amit Chaudhari 'Each story, remarkable in both expansiveness and precision, sings with heartbreak, intelligence and elegy. A stunning collection.' --Kamila Shamsie

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Book Description Penguin Books Australia, Australia, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 202 x 134 mm. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Acclaimed both in Pakistan and in Britain, Aamer Hussein s first collection of stories, Mirror to the Sun, was chosen by Shena Mackay as one of her Books of the Year 1993. In his long awaited second collection--which includes the experimental sequence Skies --he continues and deepens his oblique, subversive portrayal of the preoccupations of our time: betrayal, bereaving, exile, belonging and the writer s role. In The Blue Direction a teenaged boy s life uncannily begins to resemble the role he plays in a school operetta; in The Lost Cantos of the Silken Tiger a poet revenges herself on her faithless lover by turning their romance into a biblical legend; and in This Other Salt a writer torn between two loves, looks for his lost worlds in the gap between memory, mourning and desire. Combining satire, legend, poetry, history and memoir, the linked stories of The Blue Direction reveal an author of uncommon talent at the height of his craft. Extraordinarily controlled, written in a tactile, musical prose, with a very individual sense of beauty.A striking and original contribution to the literature that has emerged in the English language from the subcontinent. --Amit Chaudhari Each story, remarkable in both expansiveness and precision, sings with heartbreak, intelligence and elegy. A stunning collection. --Kamila Shamsie. Bookseller Inventory # AMO9780140291711

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Book Description Penguin Books Australia, Australia, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 202 x 134 mm. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Acclaimed both in Pakistan and in Britain, Aamer Hussein s first collection of stories, Mirror to the Sun, was chosen by Shena Mackay as one of her Books of the Year 1993. In his long awaited second collection--which includes the experimental sequence Skies --he continues and deepens his oblique, subversive portrayal of the preoccupations of our time: betrayal, bereaving, exile, belonging and the writer s role. In The Blue Direction a teenaged boy s life uncannily begins to resemble the role he plays in a school operetta; in The Lost Cantos of the Silken Tiger a poet revenges herself on her faithless lover by turning their romance into a biblical legend; and in This Other Salt a writer torn between two loves, looks for his lost worlds in the gap between memory, mourning and desire. Combining satire, legend, poetry, history and memoir, the linked stories of The Blue Direction reveal an author of uncommon talent at the height of his craft. Extraordinarily controlled, written in a tactile, musical prose, with a very individual sense of beauty.A striking and original contribution to the literature that has emerged in the English language from the subcontinent. --Amit Chaudhari Each story, remarkable in both expansiveness and precision, sings with heartbreak, intelligence and elegy. A stunning collection. --Kamila Shamsie. Bookseller Inventory # AMO9780140291711

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