Someone You Love Is Gone by Gurjinder Basran

Someone You Love Is Gone

byGurjinder Basran

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"A beautiful, haunting story of one family, spanning generations and continents, as they face life's inevitable losses, struggle with grief, and reach for redemption."
—Shilpi Somaya Gowda, New York Times bestselling author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son

Haunted by visions of her recently departed mother...

Simran is unable to move on. Grappling with the growing estrangement of her sister and daughter as well as the disintegration of her marriage, she wonders how her life has come to this. As the life she has carefully constructed unravels, she is forced to confront one of her most painful childhood memories--her parents sending her younger brother away from home.

Woven throughout are memories of Simran's mother as a young woman in 1960s India. Her world had seemed beautiful and full of hope then. But when an unexpected event occurs, the results will have repercussions for generations to come.

As the ghosts from the past clamour for attention, the only way to put them to rest may be for Simran to dig deeper into her family history and close the circle that was left open when her family was torn apart.

Lyrical and heartbreaking, Someone You Love Is Gone is a mesmerizing tale of enduring love and family ties that defy time and space, weaving together the past and present, crossing continents and spanning generations.

About The Author

GURJINDER BASRAN's debut novel, Everything Was Good-bye, was the winner of the Search for the Great BC Novel Contest in 2010 and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Award in 2011. It was chosen as a Chatelaine Book Club pick in 2012.The author lives in Delta, British Columbia.
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Title:Someone You Love Is GoneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.3 × 5.8 × 0.7 inPublished:August 29, 2017Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:073523342X

ISBN - 13:9780735233423

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Advance praise for Someone You Love Is Gone: • "A beautiful, haunting story of one family, spanning generations and continents, as they face life's inevitable losses, struggle with grief, and reach for redemption."--Shilpi Somaya Gowda, New York Times bestselling author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son • "In this brave and beautifully written novel, Gurjinder Basran shines a light into the darkest corners of one family's emotional inheritance. Grief has the power to remake us, and for Simran and her mother, Amrita, it proves truly transformative, blurring the lines between self and other, home and history--even life and death."--Alissa York, author of Fauna and The NaturalistPraise for Everything Was Good-bye: • "[T]he writing is vivid, full of crackling dialogue, and the plot is completely absorbing.... Basran's book reminds me of the work of the Pulitzer-prize winning novelist, Bengali American writer Jhumpa Lahiri, who also draws the outsider into the world of Indian immigrants to North America, vividly expressing their difficult adaptation.... She is clearly on the same path as Lahiri, a writer on the first step to greatness."--Toronto Star • "Basran's writing is by turns elegant and poetic."--Quill & Quire • "Thought-provoking and compelling ... Timely and engaging."--Winnipeg Free Press • "A tender novel about identity and the search for belonging that is both humorous and heartbreaking. In Meena, Basran has created a feisty, complicated and irrepresible heroine."--Thrity Umrigar, author of The Space Between Us • "Exceptional."--The Vancouver Sun