Trespassing

A Novel

Uzma Aslam Khan

Metropolitan Books

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A dazzling first novel of two lovers' struggle for freedom and passion in a city riven by turmoil

Back in Karachi for his father's funeral, Daanish, a Pakistani student changed by his years at an American university, is entranced by the gazelle-eyed girl in the traditional dupatta who appears one day at the house of mourning. But the dupatta is deceptive: Dia is the modern daughter of a mother who, as the owner of a silk farm and factory, has achieved a degree of freedom rare among Pakistani women. It will take a handful of silkworms, fattened on mulberry leaves, to bring Daanish and Dia together. But their union will forever rupture the peace of two households and three families, destroying a stable present built on the repression of a bloody past.

In this sweeping novel of modern Pakistan, Uzma Aslam Khan takes us deep into a world of radical contrasts, from the stifling demands of tradition and family to the daily oppression of routine political violence, from the gorgeous sensual vistas of the silk farms to the teeming streets of Karachi-stinking, crumbling, and corrupt.

At once delicate and passionate, Trespassing introduces a new and powerful voice from a land we know too little about.

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"Trespassing sets the standard for a new generation of Pakistani novelists. There is an abundance of sumptuous prose, a gripping story, layers of plot seamlessly woven together fashioning a high-class novel, a rich, tender portrait of youth, family, life, love and Pakistan. Superlative." -The Sunday Times

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Uzma Aslam Khan

Uzma Aslam Khan grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, and has lived in New York and Arizona. She currently lives in Lahore with her husband. Trespassing, her first novel to be published in the U.S., will appear in eleven languages.

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Trespassing
A Novel
Uzma Aslam Khan

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Henry Holt and Co.
Metropolitan Books
November 2005
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466806306
ISBN10: 1466806303
448 pages
$7.99

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Picador
November 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312423551
ISBN10: 0312423551
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 448 pages
$20.00
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