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Published by Viking
'Some of the more heart-shaking writing about love and grief I've ever read' Kamila Shamsie, from the introductionMeatless Days is a searing memoir of life in the newly-created country of Pakistan. When sudden and shocking tragedies hit the author's family two years apart, her personal crisis spirals into a wider meditation on universal questions: about being a woman when you're too busy being a mother or a sister or a wife to consider your own womanhood; about how it feels to begin life in a new language; about how our lives are changed by the people that leave them. This is a heart-breaking, hopeful and profound book that will get under your skin.
Sara Suleri Goodyear, born Sara Suleri, is professor emeritus of English at Yale University. She is the author of Meatless Days, Boys Will Be Boys: A Daughter's Elegy and The Rhetoric of English India.
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