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Leila

Availability: In Stock
ISBN: 9780571341320
AuthorAkbar, Prayaag
Pub Date04/04/2019
BindingPaperback
Pages272
CountryGBR
Dewey823.92
Quick overview Every year on Leila's birthday Shalini kneels by the wall with a little yellow spade and scoops dry earth to make a pit for two candles.
€10.63

Shalini will never forget her daughter Leila's third birthday party: it was the last time she saw her alive.

Sixteen years have passed and Shalini's life is unrecognizable. Her husband gone: beaten and dragged from their home the night Leila disappeared. Shalini, once privileged, is now disgraced. She trawls the streets desperate to discover where Leila now lives - if she lives at all.

In this repressive state, where tradition and purity are valued above all, those outside the city walls - forced to live in filth and oppressive heat - are less than nothing. But can Shalini find a way back in? Will she see Leila again?

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Shalini will never forget her daughter Leila's third birthday party: it was the last time she saw her alive.

Sixteen years have passed and Shalini's life is unrecognizable. Her husband gone: beaten and dragged from their home the night Leila disappeared. Shalini, once privileged, is now disgraced. She trawls the streets desperate to discover where Leila now lives - if she lives at all.

In this repressive state, where tradition and purity are valued above all, those outside the city walls - forced to live in filth and oppressive heat - are less than nothing. But can Shalini find a way back in? Will she see Leila again?