“I’ve only ever been a hair away from being utterly alone in the world”
The highly acclaimed romantic tragedy of love, migration, and the search for identity from the Granta ‘Best of Young British’ author
Zubaida is on a journey to unearth the past. It will lead her from the corridors of Harvard to the scorching deserts of Pakistan, and the bones of an ancient whale. It will carry her back to Bangladesh, and the dark horrors of a ship-breaking yard. Here - deep inside a beached ocean liner, steeped in mystery and tragedy - lies the key to her story. And a lifeline to the man she loves, but whose heart she may never win back.
Echoing with loneliness and longing, The Bones of Grace is a story of lost love and conflicted identity; of the urgent need to discover who we are, before we can truly belong anywhere and truly love anyone.
“A tale of conflicted love … A superbly written, deeply moving modern love story”
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“One of the most impressive novelists of her generation”
“Anam’s prose is glowing and graceful”
“Breathtaking … Zubaida’s journey of self-discovery [has] a real sense of scale”
Tahmima Anam’s debut novel, A Golden Age, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and was winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. Her follow up, The Good Muslim, was shortlisted for the 2013 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. She has been published in the Guardian, the Financial Times, and is a Contributing Opinion Writer for The New York Times. In 2013, she was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she now lives in London.