A Golden Age

Author(s): Tahmima Anam

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East Pakistan, 1971 - a country on the brink of war and a family that is about to change for ever. Rehana Haque is throwing a party for her children in her rose-filled garden. Beyond the garden walls the city buzzes with excitement over recent elections. But no one could ever imagine what the coming days and months would bring - the fever, the hope, the faith and the heartbreaking choices that everyone must make, including Rehana. Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War of Independence, A Golden Age is a gripping novel of revolution, passion and unexpected heroism.

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* Interviews in newspapers such as the Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Sunday Star Times * Review coverage in newspapers such as Herald Sun, Australian, Courier Mail, West Australian, NZ Herald and the Dominion Post * Radio interviews on Radio National and Radio NZ * Review coverage across a wide range of literary magazines and journals * Wide review coverage online * Author has a large following on Twitter * Advertising in bookseller catalogues and newsletters * Promotion on Text website and newsletter

Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book 2008. Shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award 2007 and Costa First Novel Award 2007.

'Anam's prose is glowing and graceful throughout; whether detailing the degradations of a refugee camp, the tenderness of an unexpected love affair, or the exhilarated dread of a nation in cataclysm.' - Guardian.

Tahmima Anam is the author of The Good Muslim.

General Fields

  • : 9781921922466
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.408
  • : April 2012
  • : 230mm X 152mm
  • : Australia
  • : June 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tahmima Anam
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 823.92
  • : 288