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message 1: by Tana (last edited Dec 18, 2012 04:18PM) (new)

Tana (tana_t) | 14665 comments Mod
A Deconstructed Heart by Shaheen Ashraf-Ahmed Shaheen Ashraf-Ahmed

Genre: Literary fiction

A Deconstructed Heart

Book Description:

A Deconstructed Heart is the story of Mirza, a middle-aged Indian college professor whose wife has left him. He moves out of his house into a tent in his back garden, where he sets up an outdoor classroom and serves tea to his kind but bewildered neighbors. He is visited by the irritable spirit of his long-dead teacher, Khan Sahib, who is befuddled by the dysfunctions of modern life.

In the north of England, Mirza’s niece, Amal,is finishing up her last year of college before she is expected to join her parents in their new home in India. Asked by her father to talk her uncle back into his senses, she moves into Mirza’s house, and they soon are connected by their shared loneliness. She meets Rehan, Mirza’s student, and is intrigued by the path of certainty he has built over his own loss and loneliness—a certainty that is threatened by his growing feelings for her.

When Rehan disappears, Amal's suffering forces Mirza is to face the world once more. Together, Mirza and Amal must come to a new understanding of what it means to be an immigrant family when the old traditions have unraveled.

A Deconstructed Heart is a novel that explores the breakdown and rebuilding in one immigrant family trying to adapt: how lines in families and cultures are forcibly redrawn, how empty space can be reframed by a tent into a new definition of home... but how, no matter how hard we may try to forget, the past refuses to be contained.

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Regan (rebelregan) Regan Vacknitz
.PDF please :)

Sounds like a great book, I look forward to devouring it for review.


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Tana (tana_t) | 14665 comments Mod
sent in your request Regan

Regan (rebelregan) Received the book. I'm about half way through it, and I am pleasantly surprised. It's so well written. Full review probably tomorrow, or Thursday.

Regan (rebelregan) I cannot express in writing how much I loved this book. I definitely do not think my review does justice.


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Ken (kendoyle) | 24 comments Shaheen, I'd be interested in reviewing your book. I enjoy reading (and writing) Indian fiction.

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Tana (tana_t) | 14665 comments Mod
HI Ken, can you leave us your email address and format you would like.

message 8: by Ken (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ken (kendoyle) | 24 comments The author already got in touch and I've received the book. I'll post back here after I've reviewed it. Thanks!

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Tana (tana_t) | 14665 comments Mod
great thanks Ken

message 10: by Ken (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ken (kendoyle) | 24 comments Read, enjoyed, and reviewed!

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