Richly layered, eminently readable, the narrative unfolds with a poignancy and veracity that will haunt the reader as it did me.”Bapsi Sidhwa, Cracking India
FIVE QUEEN’S ROAD stands at the intersection of history and personal memories, a vivid portrait of life as it carries on in all its ordinariness and brutality in the shadow of Partition.”Indian Express, New Delhi
Characters battle memories and each other in a novel that weaves family saga
and Pakistan’s national history.
“FIVE QUEEN’S ROAD stands at the intersection of history and personal memories, a vivid portrait of life as it carries on in all its ordinariness and brutality in the shadow of Partition.”Indian Express, New Delhi
In her moving, multi-layered novel FIVE QUEEN’S ROAD . . . the intricate, complex relationships between characters reflect that of nations and also explore notions of belonging and nationhood as well as the adaptation, migration, and mutation following the violence and political upheavals of the 1940’s.”Muneeza Shamsie
In this moving and multi-layered novel, the complex relationship between the characters reflects that of two nations of the subcontinent.”Organizer, New Delhi
“Sorayya Khan has the innate ability of understanding human nature with all its foibles and its tendency to become less human when faced with difficult choices. There are no heroes or villains in her script; it is about real people making unreal selfish choices as they restart life from a holocaust that in both her novels has divided countries, families and loyalties.”Newsline, Karachi
Reflections on adaptations, mutation, notions of belonging, nationhood, appear close to the author’s heart, as her first novel, NOOR, also makes for a remarkable and poignant read.”The Tribune, New Delhi
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