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The Book Of Gold Leaves

Mirza Waheed

In an ancient house in the city of Srinagar, Faiz paints exquisite papier-mâché pencil boxes for tourists. Evening is beginning to slip into night when he sets off for the shrine. He looks up to see the girl with the long black hair. Roohi has been waiting for him. She wants a love story. And so it begins. An age-old tale of love and conflict, within families, between worlds, The Book of Gold Leaves is a heartbreaking tale of what might have been, what could have been, if only.

Mirza Waheed was born and brought up in Kashmir. His debut novel The Collaborator was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Shakti Bhat Prize, and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize. It was also book of the year for the Telegraph, New Statesman, Financial Times, Business Standard and Telegraph India. Waheed has written for the BBC, the Guardian, Granta, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times. He lives in London.

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Format TPS
214 x 153mm
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