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Following the success of her debut novel Ishq and Mushq Basil has produced another beautifully written story. Two young lovers pursue a secret relationship, both are so different and yet drawn to each other passionately, all the while knowing that their liaison, if discovered, will have disastrous effects.
A devoted daughter; a secret love; an impossible dilemma...
Lina has always been the apple of her father’s strict eye. When she meets Anil, a wealthy, cultured and decidedly liberal student of architecture from Kenya’s Asian community, the intensity of her feelings for someone so different takes her by surprise. She is political and he is not; she is of modest background and he is not; she is a Muslim and he is not …
While Lina’s parents still dream of a suitable boy for their eldest daughter, she engages in an intricate game of deceit to hide her blossoming relationship. When Lina’s mother chances upon a suitcase of their love letters, a moral chasm threatens to tear the family and the lovers apart.
Closing date: 24/02/2019
'A searing love story ... burns and scorches with wry conviction about young love that refuses to say die'
'Priya has done a wonderful job of characterisation. Her description of the turmoil faced by people in love makes the book an interesting and satisfying read'
Publication date: 07/07/2011
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||7th July 2011|
|Publisher:||Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Priya Basil was born in London in 1977. She spent her childhood in Kenya and now divides her time between London and Berlin. The Obscure Logic of the Heart is her second novel.More About Priya Basil