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Salt and Saffron

Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
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The Dard-e-Dils are known for their clavicles and love of stories. The family is cursed by its not-quite twins, and Aliya, prey to her family's legends, begins to believe that she is another 'not-quite twin', cosmically connected with her aunt Mariam in a way that hardly bodes well.

Kamila Shamsie was born in 1973 in Pakistan. She is the author of five novels: In the City by the Sea, Kartography (both shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Salt and Saffron, Broken Verses, and Burnt Shadows (shortlisted for the 2009 Orange Prize). In 1999 she received the Prime Minister's Award for Literature and in 2004 the Patras Bokhari Award - both awarded by the Pakistan Academy of Letters. Kamila Shamsie lives in London.

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Critic Reviews

"Clever, witty, and inventive...Shamsie writes with a subtlety and wit that recall Rushdie." (Publishers Weekly)
"Kamila Shamsie has created a rich, bright world." (Times Literary Supplement)

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  • 02-10-2019

A Seductive Read

A gentle Love Story seen through the eyes of a girl in her early 20s. Tradition, class, prejudice and good eating. The reader is brilliant: accurate, nuanced, engaging.