Maps for Lost Lovers

Kamila Shamsie reviews Nadeem Aslam’s Maps for Lost Lovers, which is set in the English town of Dasht-e-Tanhaii.

The English town of Dasht-e-Tanhaii? It sounds more like something out of a fairytale than a place off the M4. But no, it is a town with a large community of Pakistani migrants who have renamed their new home Dasht-e-Tanhaii: The Wilderness of Loneliness or The Desert of Solitude.

Shamsie gives the book a very enthusiastic review, so it may well be worth checking out.