A Place for Us: A Novel

by Mirza, Fatima Farheen (Author)

ISBN: 9781524763565

The first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker's new imprint, SJP for Hogarth, now in paperback: a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity and belonging

As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together again, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister's footsteps. And lastly, their estranged son, Amar, who returns to the family fold for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride.

What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? Can Amar find his way back to the people who know and love him best?

A Place for Us takes us back to the beginning of this family's life: from the bonds that hold them together to the differences that pull them apart. All the joy and struggle of family life is here, from Rafiq and Layla's own arrival in America from India, to the agonies of assimilation as they and their children tread between two cultures, seeking to find their place in the world, as well as a path home.

A Place for Us is a book for our times: an astonishingly tenderhearted novel of identity and belonging, and a resonant portrait of what it means to be an American family today. It announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent.

Story Locale: California Independent Bookstore Day 2019

Format: Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: SJP for Hogarth, March 2019

Product Dimensions: 8 L × 5.2 W × 0 H

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