Broken Paths

Broken Paths

by Suhel Ahmed


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Broken Paths by Suhel Ahmed

Winner of the Muslim Writers Awards 'Unpublished Novel' 2009. The award-winning Broken Paths is a powerful, tender and elegiac story that charts the dysfunctional relationship between a Bengali single mother and her son, living in England. It peels away layers of family history in both countries to reveal the painful secrets that each keeps from the other, the estrangement this causes over time, and the clash of cultural, religious and moral values. Samir, raised in London and sick of his mother's traditional lifestyle and suffocating love, moves out of home to find his own way beyond his dead end job and druggy friends. Amina is left lonely and desperate: her life's work in her adopted country has been to turn her son into a successful Muslim family man. A Bengali neighbour persuades Amina that an arranged marriage will get her son back, but this path leads to a fateful confrontation between mother and son. The tragic fallout tests the true strength of filial love.

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ISBN-13: 9781781330579
Publisher: Rethink Press Limited
Publication date: 05/24/2013
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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Broken Paths 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A moving first novel in which the writer deftly captures the emotional nuances of his leading characters, plus the evocation of both Britain and Bangladesh is stunning. There is a feeling of sadness that pervades the story, but in the end it is the strength of the mother and son bond that makes it hauntingly beautiful. A must read.