The empty room
Exploring the private and public, the personal and political, Abbas’s poetic and psychologically probing novel reveals not just her profound grasp of a key moment in Pakistani history, but an artist’s capacity to create a world.
John Keene, AUTHOR OF COUNTERNARRATIVES
Lifelong best friends Tahira and Andaleep are passionate women committed to exploring and understanding the strands of their lives that draw them close and come between them. The depiction of their intellectual development and how it informs their choices is very real, and inspiring.
Alice Elliott Dark, AUTHOR OF THINK OF ENGLAND AND IN THE GLOAMING