Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?

by Anita Rau Badami

Rating: 3.6     7 Votes

Tags: Set in CANADA Set in INDIA Female author

Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?

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LONGLIST 2008 - IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Anita Rau Badami's acclaimed novel Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? chronicles the stories of three women, linked in love and tragedy, over a span of fifty years, sweeping from the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 to the explosion of Air India flight 182 off the coast of Ireland in 1985. Alive with Badami's warmth and humanity, and brimming with the daily sights and sounds of both Canada and India, this novel brilliantly conveys the tumultuous effects of the past on new immigrants, and the ways in which memory and myth, the personal and the political, become heartrendingly connected.

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Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Christine
(2 months ago)
02 Jan, 2023
Set against the tumultuous backdrop of a fragmenting Punjab and moving between Canada and India, the novel charts the interweaving stories of three Indian women - each in search of a resting place amid rapidly changing personal and political landscapes.

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Challenge: Read Around Asia Challenge
Country: India flag India
Language: EN
Genre: Historical fiction
Recommended: 02 Jan 2023

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