by Khan, Uzma Aslam
About This Book
Uzma Aslam Khan writes about her hometown, Karachi, with passion and grace, weaving a picture for the reader of a place warm and sticky, covered in dust, grimy but still infinitely beautiful like a swatch of carefully spun silk covered in dirt but still stunningly vivid underneath.
Khan tells a story of a young girl, Dia, brought up by her widowed silk farmer mother. Dia is an entrepreneur and true to her calling, she is creative and weaves tales of epic proportions about silkworms fomenting a revolt, and Empress Hsi-Ling-Shih and her robe of silk.
Dia meets Daanish, a journalist who has returned to Pakistan from the United States to attend his father's funeral and together they discover, in the unrest that resides in Pakistan, that freedom has its boundaries.
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