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The bones of grace / Tahmima Anam
Bib ID 7048724
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Anam, Tahmima, 1975- author
 
Description Melbourne : Text Publishing, 2016 
©2016 
411 pages ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781925355017 (paperback)
Summary

On the eve of her departure from Boston to find the bones of the walking whale -- the fossil that provides a missing link in our evolution -- Zubaida Haque falls in love with Elijah Strong, a man she meets in a darkened concert hall. The two immediately connect despite their differences: Elijah belongs to a prototypical American family, whereas Zubaida is the adopted daughter of a wealthy family in Dhaka. But when a twist of fate sends her back to her hometown, the inevitable force of society compels her to take a very different path, and before she knows it she's married to her childhood best friend and discontentedly settled into a traditional Bangladeshi life. In a final bid to escape familial constraints, she moves to Chittagong to help make a documentary film about the infamous shipbreaking beaches, where ships are destroyed and their various parts put up for sale. Here she meets Anwar, a shipbreaker whose story holds a key that unlocks for Zubaida not only the mysteries of her past but the possibilities of a new life -- and she will make a choice from which she can never turn back.

Subjects Self-actualization (Psychology) in women -- Fiction.  |  Self-realization in women -- Fiction.  |  Culture conflict -- Fiction.  |  Families -- Fiction.  |  Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.  |  Romance fiction.  |  Bangladesh -- Fiction.
Form/genre Romance fiction.

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