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An Isolated Incident Zari Zoon a vivacious girl from Kashmir is looking forward to marrying her fiance when tragedy strikes Next thing she know she is on a plane to America to stay with distant relatives who have offer

  • Title: An Isolated Incident
  • Author: Soniah Kamal
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • Zari Zoon, a vivacious girl from Kashmir, is looking forward to marrying her fiance when tragedy strikes Next thing she know, she is on a plane to America to stay with distant relatives who have offered to give her a temporary home to help her stitch back the tatters of her life.Billy Nabi, fiercely tender hearted, longs to help Zari but the choices he makes will jeopardi Zari Zoon, a vivacious girl from Kashmir, is looking forward to marrying her fiance when tragedy strikes Next thing she know, she is on a plane to America to stay with distant relatives who have offered to give her a temporary home to help her stitch back the tatters of her life.Billy Nabi, fiercely tender hearted, longs to help Zari but the choices he makes will jeopardise them all.An Isolated Incident is a story of haunting memories and yearnings of a home lost, of a faith continuously tested and questioned and of a love that blossoms against all odds Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback Published September 1st 2014 by Fingerprint Publishing More Details Original Title An Isolated Incident ISBN 8172345321 ISBN13 9788172345327 Edition Language English setting United States of America Kashmir Afghanistan Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about An Isolated Incident, please sign up

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    1. Soniah Kamal

      Soniah Kamal is an award winning essayist and fiction writer Her novel Unmarriageable is a retelling of Jane Austen s Pride Prejudice and is set in Pakistan Soniah Kamal s debut novel, An Isolated Incident, was a finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, the KLF French Fiction Prize and an Rising Star pick Soniah s TEDx talk, Redreaming Your Dream, is about regrets and secon Soniah Kamal is an award winning essayist and fiction writer Her novel Unmarriageable is a retelling of Jane Austen s Pride Prejudice and is set in Pakistan Soniah Kamal s debut novel, An Isolated Incident, was a finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, the KLF French Fiction Prize and an Rising Star pick Soniah s TEDx talk, Redreaming Your Dream, is about regrets and second chances Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, Catapult, The Normal School, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Missing Slate, BuzzFeed, The James Dickey Review, Scroll and Literary Hub, and has been widely anthologized.Soniah s short story Fossils , judged by Claudia Rankine, won the Agnes Scott 2017 Festival Award for Fiction and her story Jelly Beans was selected for The Best Asian Stories Series 2017 Her essay The Fall How to Survive Your Father s Imprisonment was nominated for a Pushcart Prize Her short stories and essays have been shortlisted for awards including the Sequestrum Editor s Reprint Award and the Payton James Freeman Prize and are recommended reads by VELA and Longreads Soniah is the recipient of the Susan B Irene Award from St Johns College where she graduated with a BA Honors in Liberal Arts and awarded a Paul Bowles Fiction Fellowship from Georgia State University where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing She has served as Fiction Assistant Editor for Five Points A Journal of Arts and Literature and is Blog Editor for Jaggery A Desilit Arts and Literature Journal where she started and runs the interview series Drunk on Ink Soniah curated and edited Sugar Mule Literary Magazine s South Asian issue No Place Like Home , a compilation of memoir, poetry and fiction from 47 writers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Soniah is a member of the National Books Critics Circle, PEN America and the Jane Austen Society of North America She has taught fiction at Oglethorpe University and teaches creative writing at the Etowah Valley Writers Institute, the low residency MFA program at Reinhardt University Soniah was a script consultant on the social activist film Half Widow set in Kashmir Hairy Potter is a collection of Soniah s weekly social satire column that ran in Pakistan s national newspaper The Daily Times Sunday Soniah was born in Pakistan, grew up in England and Saudi Arabia and lives in the U.S New Mexico, Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, California and currently in Georgia

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    1. I ll be honest, the only reason I bought this novel was because it was autographed That was it I had no idea what the novel was about until I started reading it.The story started off pretty strong Zari Zoon lives in Occupied Kashmir, where her family is murdered She is traumatized and moves in with her Chachu who lives in Delhi and then with her Khala in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, in the hope that a change in environment might help her recover It doesn t and so she is sent to America where an ex I ll [...]


    2. First published at Digital SaeenPublished in 2014, An Isolated Incident by Soniah Kamal is an English novel with incredible depth about the lives of Kashmiris, both inside Kashmir and outside, and how their plight is forgotten in the tussle between between India and Pakistan for the region The story takes place during the 90s in Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan and USA.Bliss Vs Knowledge18 year old Zari Zoon is living with family in IoK Indian Occupied Kashmir where her sister Kiran comes to vi Fi [...]


    3. I haven t read the works of many Pakistani authors, but for me An Isolated Incident was a unique experience As someone whose family can trace its roots to Kashmir, i found myself relating to the characters in the novel, particularly with respect to the socio political problems that have plagued Kashmir in the past and continue to do so in the present.The highlight of the novel was its writing Ms Kamal definitely has a way with words and the novel manages to draw you in right from its opening I h [...]


    4. The story, with Kashmir as its backdrop, starts off really well Having seen the Bollywood flick Haider recently, I could really visualise what Zari Zoon her family were going thought and the situation in Kashmir It is when Zari reaches USA and the focus of the story shifts from her mourning or even healing to the Nabi s that the plot just became average The ending was super predictable honestly, and seemed like I was rereading another version of Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen s utop The story, wi [...]


    5. Wonderful writing, well developed characters, and a much needed focus on some geopolitical issues that are rarely covered in fiction Kamal s writing is exquisite in places, bringing alive Kashmir as well as life in America Strongly recommended.


    6. This is a great book, for our times and for any time Author s language is a sheer delight The exploration of tragedy is deep and meaningful, not suffering from the usual sketchiness a rare find The love story is drawn with gentle watercolors worthy of a ukiyo e The way Soniah Kamal describes how bookish philosophy meets the lightning speed and hurricane strength of life is nothing short of striking and gives a lot of food for thought Recommended to anybody who wants a deeper look into the This i [...]


    7. I took this book becoz it was a tale of Kashmir ofcourse a love story Though I have never been to Kashmir due to some or other reason but I always wanted to after reading this book I m excited eager to go there An isolated incident with which the story started told us about the suffering of common kashmiri who is neither a freedom fighter nor a pro pakistani or military but still are the one worst affected where der fault is only dat dat they love Kashm I took this book becoz it was a tale of Ka [...]


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