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Other names for love : a novel / Taymour Soomro.

Soomro, Taymour, (author.).


"At age sixteen, Fahad hopes to spend the summer with his mother in London. His father, Rafik, has other plans: hauling his son to Abad, the family’s rural estate in up-country Pakistan. Rafik wants to toughen up his sensitive boy, to teach him about power, duty, family—to make him a man. He enlists Ali, a local teenager, in this project, hoping Ali’s presence will prove instructive. Instead, over the course of one hot, indolent season, attraction blooms between the two boys, and Fahad finds himself seduced by the wildness of the land and its inhabitants: the people, who revere and revile his father in turn; his cousin Mousey, who lives alone with a man he calls his manager; and most of all Ali, who threatens to unearth all that is hidden. Decades later, Fahad is living abroad when he receives a call from his mother summoning him back to Abad. His return will force him to face the past, Taymour Soomro’s Other Names for Love is a tale of masculinity, inheritance, and longing, set against the backdrop of a country’s troubled history, told with uncommon urgency and beauty."-- Inside jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780374604646
  • Physical Description: 243 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.
Subject: Teenage boys > Pakistan > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Pakistan > Fiction.
Summer > Fiction.
Gay men > Fiction.
Pakistan > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Topic Heading: LGBTQ+

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
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