When Karim is forced to leave for London their differences of opinion become a painful quarrel. As the years go by they let a barrier of silence build between them until, finally, they are brought together during a dry summer of strikes and ethnic violence and their relationship is poised between strained friendship and fated love. Impassioned and touching, Kartography is a love song to Karachi. In this extraordinary novel, Kamila Shamsie shows us that whatever happens in the world, we must never forget the complicated war in our own hearts.
Kamila Shamsie was born in 1973 in Pakistan. She is the author of five novels: In the City by the Sea, Kartography (both shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Salt and Saffron, Broken Verses and Burnt Shadows (shortlisted for the 2009 Orange Prize). In 1999 she received the Prime Minister's Award for Literature and in 2004 the Patras Bokhari Award - both awarded by the Pakistan Academy of Letters. Kamila Shamsie lives in London.
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By Kathryn McFadden on 04-04-15
I was a little frustrated by wildly vacillating relationships in this novel that seemed totally able to be stabilized with some open communication- but I guess that's how things happen sometimes in real life as well. Besides that a devastatingly beautiful tale of how love is not just between two people, but two people and the environment they inhabit. Will probably listen again in the future to further enjoy the prose and ponder the message.