Author: Tahmima Anam
The last in the Bangladesh trilogy, this book follows Zubaida Haque, a marine paleontologist with a particular interest in Ambulocetus. The story narrates how she falls in love and became intimate with Elijah Strong despite their differences. But when a twist of fate sends her back to her hometown, the inevitable force of society compells her to take a very different path. It captures how historical events impacted female family members’ lives over successive generations, and explores their place in the social fabric of Dhaka and Chittagong since Bangladesh’s independence in 1971.
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