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This Wide Night

This Wide Night

Sarvat Hasin
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YS Rajan
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The Maliks live a life of relative freedom in 1970s’ Karachi: four beautiful sisters, Maria, Ayesha, Leila and Bina, are warily watched over by an unconventional mother. Captain Malik is usually away, and so the women forge the rules of their own universe, taking in a few men: Amir, the professor who falls in love with Maria, and Jamal or Jimmy, the neighbour who tells this tale. The curious young man is drawn in by all four sisters, particularly rebellious Ayesha. But slowly, it becomes clear he will never completely penetrate their circle-just as they will never completely move with the tide that swirls so potently around them.
In the quietly seething world of This Wide Night, Virgin Suicides meets Little Women in Pakistan. Moving from Karachi to London and finally to the rain-drenched island of Manora, here is a compelling new novel from the subcontinent-and a powerful debut to watch.

Imprint: India Hamish Hamilton

Published: Dec/2016

ISBN: 9780143446200

Length : 328 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

This Wide Night

Sarvat Hasin
,
YS Rajan

The Maliks live a life of relative freedom in 1970s’ Karachi: four beautiful sisters, Maria, Ayesha, Leila and Bina, are warily watched over by an unconventional mother. Captain Malik is usually away, and so the women forge the rules of their own universe, taking in a few men: Amir, the professor who falls in love with Maria, and Jamal or Jimmy, the neighbour who tells this tale. The curious young man is drawn in by all four sisters, particularly rebellious Ayesha. But slowly, it becomes clear he will never completely penetrate their circle-just as they will never completely move with the tide that swirls so potently around them.
In the quietly seething world of This Wide Night, Virgin Suicides meets Little Women in Pakistan. Moving from Karachi to London and finally to the rain-drenched island of Manora, here is a compelling new novel from the subcontinent-and a powerful debut to watch.

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Sarvat Hasin

Sarvat Hasin is the author of This Wide Night, longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, 2017. She was born in London and grew up in Karachi. She is a graduate of the MSt in Creative Writing at Oxford University, and is currently fiction editor at The Stockholm Review.

YS Rajan

Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan is a well-recognized authority and a thought leader on technology development, business management and society linkages. He held various positions of responsibility related to science and technology between 1988 and 2002 and has shaped key policies and implemented several successful R&D projects with industry participation. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2012. Srijan Pal Singh is an engineer and management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was with the Indian Institute of Space Sciences and Technology (IIST) where he directly worked with Kalam as a scientific advisor.

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