Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?

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Author: Anita Rau Badami
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Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? tells 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.There is Bibi-ji, who steals the heart of her sister’s fiancé and heads off with him to Vancouver, where she is haunted by the subsequent disappearance of her sister during the violence of Partition; her new neighbour Leela, who is trying to adjust to life in the West yet forever feels a ‘half-and-half’; and Nimmo, orphaned by the devastation that engulfed India after Partition, who is attempting to rebuild her life in Delhi. But, for all three, the conflicts of the past re-emerge with shattering results.In the tradition of novels by Monica Ali, Zadie Smith and Jhumpa Lhiri, Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? deals with the ever-present and devastating effects of the past on new immigrants, and the ways in which memory and myth, the personal and the political, are inextricably connected.

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Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? tells 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.There is Bibi-ji, who steals the heart of her sister’s fiancé and heads off with him to Vancouver, where she is haunted by the subsequent disappearance of her sister during the violence of Partition; her new neighbour Leela, who is trying to adjust to life in the West yet forever feels a ‘half-and-half’; and Nimmo, orphaned by the devastation that engulfed India after Partition, who is attempting to rebuild her life in Delhi. But, for all three, the conflicts of the past re-emerge with shattering results.In the tradition of novels by Monica Ali, Zadie Smith and Jhumpa Lhiri, Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? deals with the ever-present and devastating effects of the past on new immigrants, and the ways in which memory and myth, the personal and the political, are inextricably connected.

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