A Golden Age: A Novel

Paperback | January 6, 2009

byTahmima Anam

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Rehana Haque, a young widow, blissfully prepares for the party she will host for her son and daughter. But this is 1971 in East Pakistan, and change is in the air.

Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War of Independence, A Golden Age is a story of passion and revolution; of hope, faith, and unexpected heroism in the midst of chaos—and of one woman's heartbreaking struggle to keep her family safe.

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Rehana Haque, a young widow, blissfully prepares for the party she will host for her son and daughter. But this is 1971 in East Pakistan, and change is in the air.Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War of Independence, A Golden Age is a story of passion and revolution; of hope, faith, and unexpected heroism in the midst of chao...

Tahmima Anam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and grew up in Paris, Bangkok, and New York. She holds a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard University. Her writing has been published inGranta, theNew York Times, theGuardian, and theFinancial Times.A Golden Age, her first novel, was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for B...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:January 6, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006147875X

ISBN - 13:9780061478758

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“An impressive debut...Rehana’s metamorphosis encapsulates her country’s tragedy and makes for an immersive, wrenching narrative.”