The story of a widowed mother's fight to keep her son and daughter safe during Bangladesh 's war for independence functions as both a riveting tale and a lament for the atrocities the people suffered during Pakistan 's invasion in
Showing of 32 next show all Not a tight plot at all -- a great deal of meandering in the middle -- but I liked Rehana a lot and the ending was very effective. GaylaBassham May 27, This book opens with a startling line, "Dear Husband, I lost our children today" which the book's main character, Rehana Haque speaks at her husband's grave.
While his death had left her penniless, alone, and unable to cope, his brother and wife, who are childless, take her to court to take her children from her. Her pain is raw and very real. In this book, set against the backdrop of Bangladesh achieving its independence, Rehana is pulled with the currents, but finds her own way, and her footing, as a mother and a rebel.
Bangladesh is as much a character as the people in the book and you feel the characters' dedication to the struggle.
There is a lot of love and sacrifice in this book: The youthfulness and optimism of Sohail, Maya and their friends and their gradual involvement in the student movement which eventually pulls Rehana into the midst of war, is perfect.
Everyone was just doing what they felt like must, never imagining where it might lead.
Rehana makes hard choices, some of which I find hard to identify with, but she learns not to live by default and makes her own choices.
I will definitely be reading more books by this author.The Bones of Grace by Tahmima Anam My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was long looking forward to Anam’s third book in this ‘trilogy’ but though I enjoyed the book from the beginning – she is a masterful storyteller, of that there is no doubt – I was, nonetheless, a little disappointed.
'I'd put a few bob on Tahmima Anam - the extract from her novel-in-progress is a vivid and intriguing slice of Bangladesh in ' (Written following the publication of Bedford Square, an anthology of new writing from Poet Laureate Andrew Motion's Creative Writing Programme at Royal Holloway, which included an extract from A Golden Age.
Tahmima Anam's A Golden Age is an empathic piece of writing. Although she is not an eye-witness to the war yet she crafted a convincing tale from the accounts narrated by .
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The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Reading “The Bones of Grace,” Tahmima Anam’s new novel, you’ll be moved by the author’s portrayal of hollowed-out characters pining for that which would make them whole again, but you.