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Author Gītāñjali Śrī, 1957- author

Title Tomb of sand / Geetanjali Shree ; translated by Daisy Rockwell
Published [London] : Tilted Axis Press, [2021]
©2021

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Description 735 pages ; 20 cm
Summary "An eighty-year-old woman slips into a deep depression at the death of her husband, then resurfaces to gain a new lease on life. Her determination to fly in the face of convention - including striking up a friendship with a hijra (trans) woman - confuses her bohemian daughter, who is used to thinking of herself as the more 'modern' of the two. At the older woman's insistence they travel back to Pakistan, simultaneously confronting the unresolved trauma of her teenage experiences of Partition, and re-evaluating what it means to be a mother, a daughter, a woman, a feminist."--Publisher
Notes Originally published in Hindi by Rajkamal Prakashan, 2018
Longlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize
Translated from Hindi
Subject Older women -- Fiction
Widows -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Transgender people -- Fiction
Joint families -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Joint families.
Interpersonal relations.
Pakistan -- Fiction
Pakistan.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Reading nook.
Novels.
Author Rockwell, Daisy, translator
ISBN 1911284614
9781911284611
Other Titles Reta-samādhi. English