Beloved strangers [electronic resource] : A Memoir. Maria Chaudhuri.
- ISBN: 9781620406236 (electronic bk)
- Date Published: 2014.
A bright new voice from Bangladesh, in the literary tradition of Reading Lolita in Tehran and Burnt Shadows, on finding home and self.One of Maria Chaudhuri's early memories growing up in Dhaka was planning to run away with her friend Nadia. Home was not an especially unhappy place, but in Maria's family, joy was ephemeral. With a mother who yearned for the mountains and the solitariness and freedom to pursue her own dreams and career, and a charismatic but distant father who found it difficult to express emotion, they were never able to hold on to happiness for very long.Maria studied the Holy Book and said her daily prayers, yet struggled to reconcile her inner self with her faith and her family. She dreamed, like her mother, of unstitching the seam of her life. Her neighbor, Bablu, both excited and repulsed Maria by showing her a yellowing pornographic magazine, but Mala, a girl her own age who came to work in their house, with her wise eyes and...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 352 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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