We Are Not in Pakistan by Shauna Singh Baldwin
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Ten years after her stunning debut, Shauna Singh Baldwin returns with an outstanding new collection of ten stories. Migrating from Central America to the American South, from Metro Toronto to the Ukraine, this collection book features the kinds of unforgettable characters for which Baldwin is known. In the title story, 16-year-old Megan hates her Pakistani grandmother – until Grandma disappears. In the enchanting magical realism of “Naina”, an Indo-Canadian woman is pregnant with a baby girl who refuses to be born. “The View from the Mountain” introduces Wilson Gonzales, who makes friends with his new American boss, the aptly named Ted Grand. But when 9/11 hits, the boss's suspicions cloud his judgment and threaten their friendship. An entire world is contained within each of these remarkable ten pieces, marked by indelible images which will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.
About the Author
Shauna Singh Baldwin's luminous prose has garnered critical acclaim in major newspapers and magazines in Canada, the United States, the UK, and India. She is the author of three books of fiction, English Lessons and Other Stories, What the Body Remembers, and The Tiger Claw, for which she has received numerous awards, including India's Shastri Award for short prose, the Friends of American Writers Award, the Writer's Union of Canada Prize for short prose, and the Commonwealth Prize for Best Book (Canada and the Caribbean). She lives in Milwaukee.
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- Paperback: 274 pages
- Publisher: Goose Lane Editions (September 14, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0864924887
- ISBN-13: 978-0864924889
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