Trespassing

A Novel

Uzma Aslam Khan

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Back in Karachi for his father's funeral, Daanish, a young Pakistani changed by his years at an American university, is entranced by Dia, a fiercely independent heiress to a silk factory in the countryside. Their illicit affair will forever rupture 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 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.

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Praise for Trespassing

"Trespassing sets the standard for a new generation of Pakistani novelists . . . Superlative."--Sunday Times (U.K.)

"A startlingly fresh voice."--Kirkus Reviews

"Riveting, examining issues of blind patriotism . . . [The] affair is torrid, and the details are sensual. . . . Khan's prose is striking . . . gut-wrenching [and] surprisingly humorous--presenting a look at life in a country that remains an enigma."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Khan tackles political and religious themes as adroitly as she handles the haunting love story . . . A brilliant, lush portrait of Karachi."--Booklist

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Uzma Aslam Khan

Uzma Aslam Khan grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, and has lived in New York and Arizona. She lives in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Trespassing
A Novel
Uzma Aslam Khan

Trade Paperback

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