by Aamer Hussein - £7.99 Telegram Books (2011)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781846590894 | ISBN 10: 1846590892
London, that distant rainy place his father lived in once, is where Mehran finds himself after leaving Karachi. And it is there that his adult life unfolds: he discovers the joys of poetry, faces the trials of love and work and spends his dreaming hours 'sending cloud messages to other places'.
A feeling of restlessness pursues Mehran as he travels to Italy, India and Pakistan. But the relationships he forms - with wounded, passionate Marvi, volatile Marco and the enigmatic Riccarda - and his power of recollection finally bring him some sense, however fleeting, of belonging, in this beautifully poignant paean to lost love.
"Its approach is intellectual, its prose unabashedly literary ... Sophisticated, cosmopolitan and seductive."
(Times Literary Supplement)
(Price & availability last checked: February 2019)