PICKS OF THE WEEK

  • 07 Oct - 13 Oct, 2017
  • Mag The Weekly
  • TIME OUT

The Salt Line

by Holly Goddard Jones

In the near future, the United States is infested by deadly, disease-carrying ticks that force its citizens to live behind rings of scorched Earth, called salt lines, which few venture beyond. The book is darkly clever, as it creates an unimaginable nightmare of a world for the readers.

The Crow Eaters
by Bapsi Sidhwa

To find fame and fortune, an ambitious, smart Indian villager, takes his wife, infant daughter and mother-in-law into a bullock cart and heads to Lahore. Once there, his rise to prosperity and prominence is speedy. His ambitions for his children, however, come a cropper. It is a bawdy, poignant and funny read about a charming tale of a Parsi family.

Between Clay & Dust
by Musharraf Ali Farooqi

The book revolves around the lives of a wrestler and a courtesan and discusses two art forms that no longer hold the glory they once did. The story suggests to have been set somewhere in post-partition Punjab, albeit in an area left unscathed by the ravaging winds of Partition, and has a centred, quite and thoughtful narrative.

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