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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Flatiron Books
Publication date March 15, 2016
Pages 244
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781250073822
ISBN-10 1250073820
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $24.99
Summaries and Reviews
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“What an astonishing collection! Provoking, ferocious, moving, splendid, generous and essential. I seemed to finish the book in a different world than the one in which I began it.”
―Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble and Stranger Things Happen

In her mesmerizing debut, Shobha Rao recounts the untold human costs of one of the largest migrations in history.

1947: the Indian subcontinent is partitioned into two separate countries, India and Pakistan. And with one decree, countless lives are changed forever.

An Unrestored Woman explores the fault lines in this mass displacement of humanity: a new mother is trapped on the wrong side of the border; a soldier finds the love of his life but is powerless to act on it; an ambitious servant seduces both master and mistress; a young prostitute quietly, inexorably plots revenge on the madam who holds her hostage. Caught in a world of shifting borders, Rao’s characters have reached their tipping points.

In paired stories that hail from India and Pakistan to the United States, Italy, and England, we witness the ramifications of the violent uprooting of families, the price they pay over generations, and the uncanny relevance these stories have in our world today.



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Hardcover
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9781250073822 | details & prices | 244 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $24.99
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With Sarah A. Edwards | from Vantage Pr (June 1, 2000); titled "Brass Earrings"
9780533132744 | details & prices | List price $10.95
This edition also contains Brass Earrings

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