No Funeral for Nazia

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Pub Date Jul 30 2024 | Archive Date May 31 2024

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Description

A witty and theatrical South Asian mystery novel set over the course of one single electrifying night, exploring the unfinished business death leaves in its wake.

Nazia Sami is a celebrated author, but perhaps her greatest plot twist is yet to be produced. In her final days, she wields a pen one last time as she fills her diary with instructions for her sister and writes six letters to be delivered after her death.

There is to be no funeral for Nazia. Instead, only six invitees are invited to a party, one of whom is a mystery guest. Over the course of an extraordinary evening, secrets are revealed, pasts reconsidered, and lives are forever changed.

A witty and theatrical South Asian mystery novel set over the course of one single electrifying night, exploring the unfinished business death leaves in its wake.

Nazia Sami is a celebrated author...


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  • Endorsed by Muneeza Shamsie (more TBC)
  • National and regional UK press campaign
  • Bookshop events and signings
  • Exclusive signed copies, POS, bespoke window displays available upon request

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ISBN 9781911107743
PRICE $16.99 (USD)
PAGES 272

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The premise was interesting and as always it is lovely to feel represented in literature. The story was engaging and paced well. An enjoyable book all round.

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After the death of Nazia, a deeply troubled woman, her sister fulfils her last wishes of inviting those close to her for one last gathering instead of a funeral. We are able to understand Nazia through her tense and tumultuous relationships, through the supposed affair she had with the husband of a close friend and the daughter who left her home in anger to live with her aunt.
This was different, (trying not to give spoilers) but I enjoyed how we were given an insight into their lives and have seen how relationships have broken down and how nazia was abused and vilified. Insightful and short book, will keep an eye out for this author.

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Nazia dies and her wish is for there not to be a funeral; instead she wants a party. The attendees once played a pivotal role in Nazia's life and then all became estranged from her. What ensues is a night of incidents being uncovered, reflections about the past and coming to terms with reality.

No Funeral for Nazia was an intriguing read. Having never read any of Taha Kehar's work before, I thought he brilliantly brought to life all these flawed characters.

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