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A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
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Jan 18, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction, reading-around-the-world
Read in December, 2008

In essence a historical novel, about the Bangladeshi war of independence in 1971. The widow Rehana Haque, with a history of her own that is slowly revealed, passes through the war like a small boat, sometimes utterly adrift and sometimes moving with a difficult, desperate purpose. It is not an easy book, but the fear of losing children and life itself keeps a high tension in it. And the author loves her country, and it shows. A very good book, hopeful and terrifying and painful.

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