Jacket for 'Kartography'


UK - Bloomsbury
USA - Bloomsbury
China - CITIC
Denmark - Verve
Finland - Gummerus
Germany - Bloomsbury Berlin
Romania - Polirom
Slovenia - Beletrina


By Kamila Shamsie

Published Apr 2002

Soul mates from birth, Karim and Raheen finish one another’s sentences, speak in anagrams and lie spine to spine. They are irrevocably bound to one another and to Karachi, Pakistan, a city that is violent, polluted, corrupt, vibrant, brave and, ultimately, home. As the years go by they let a barrier of silence build between them until they are brought together during a dry summer of strikes and ethnic violence and their relationship stands poised between strained friendship and fated love.