Other Names for Love

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Product Details

Price
$26.00  $24.18
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.69 X 8.45 X 0.92 inches | 0.83 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374604646
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About the Author

Taymour Soomro is a British Pakistani writer. He studied law at Cambridge University and Stanford Law School. He has worked as a corporate solicitor in London and Milan, a lecturer at a university in Karachi, an agricultural estate manager in rural Sindh and a publicist for a luxury fashion brand in London. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and The Southern Review. He has published a textbook on law with Oxford University Press, has written extensively for the Pakistani news media, and is the co-editor, with Deepa Anappara, of a creative writing handbook on fiction, race and culture. Other Names for Love is his debut novel.

Reviews

"A twenty-first century variation of Turgenev's Fathers and Sons, Other Names for Love explores the age-old dilemma faced by all those whose childhood is defined, and whose future is decreed, by tradition: how to carve a space for one's innermost self, how to love without turning oneself into love's sacrifice, how to be courageous without losing one's tenderness. A keen-eyed observer and a sensitive storyteller, Taymour Soomro is a thrilling new addition to international literature."
--Yiyun Li, author of Where Reasons End and Must I Go

"An exceptional novel about fathers and sons, desire and love, and the long reach of the past. It's a relief to encounter writing this beautifully wrought, to enter a world this meticulously realized, and to read a novel so bold, so committed."
--Sunjeev Sahota, author of The Year of the Runaways and China Room

"This haunted, haunting novel is about the cruelties we commit in our search for freedom and the bonds from which we can never be free. Taymour Soomro's piercing insight is that both the freedom and the bonds are constituent of love."
--Garth Greenwell, author of Cleanness and What Belongs to You