Season of the Rainbirds


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5.16 X 8.02 X 0.63 inches | 0.47 pounds

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About the Author

Nadeem Aslam is the author of three highly acclaimed novels: Season of the Rainbirds, which won a Betty Trask Award; Maps for Lost Lovers, which was a New York Times Notable Book, winner of the Kiriyama Prize, shortlisted for the IMPAC prize, and longlisted for the Booker Prize; and, most recently, The Wasted Vigil. He is also the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship. Born in Pakistan, he lives in England.


Praise for Nadeem Aslam and Season of the Rainbirds

"Genuinely exciting. . . . This is one of the most impressive first novels of recent years." --Salman Rushdie

"[Aslam] has emerged as one of the most exciting and serious British novelists writing now." --Colm Tóibín

"A model of compact unadorned storytelling." --The Observer (London)

"A real treat." --The Daily Telegraph (London)

"Aslam quietly captures his country's oppressive past and the ferocity of its religious schisms." --The Independent (London)

"Aslam lovingly explores the daily rhythms and beauties of the Islamic life of his youth, while providing insight into the turbulent modern history of his native land." --Publishers Weekly

"Extraordinary. . . . Aslam has created a novel which--grave yet exultant, brutal but compassionate--achieves its complex humanity, and its final affirmations of love and beauty, through a real reckoning with despair and heartbreak." --Pankaj Mishra, New York Review of Books

"Richly atmospheric . . . engagingly introspective. . . . Aslam reveals--artfully and heartbreakingly--a psychology at war with itself." --The New York Times Book Review

"Stylistically dazzling, full of poetic, richly descriptive and tender passages. . . . His characters' inner lives are explored in-depth, flaws and all. . . . A novel as affecting as it is provocative." --Los Angeles Times Book Review