Publication Date: 04/02/2021 ISBN: 9781912054275 Category:

David and Ameena

Ami Rao

Publisher: Fairlight Books
Publication Date: 04/02/2021 ISBN: 9781912054275 Category:
Paperback / Softback




Modern-day New York, a subway train. David, an American-Jewish jazz musician, torn between his dreams and his parents’ expectations, sees a woman across the carriage. Ameena, a British-Pakistani artist who left Manchester to escape the pressure from her conservative family, sees David.

When a moment of sublime beauty occurs unexpectedly, the two connect, moved by their shared experience. From this flows a love that it appears will triumph above all. But as David and Ameena navigate their relationship, their ambitions and the city they love, they discover the external world is not so easy to keep at bay.

Ami Rao’s masterful debut novel picks apart the lives of two people, stripping them of their collective identities and, in doing so, facing up to the challenge of today: can love give us the freedom to accept our differences?

Publisher Review

‘I’ve never read such an accurate and telling evocation of the additional complications of personal creative expression.’ – Tim Hayward, writer, broadcaster and columnist; ‘A touching story of multicultural love, desire and achievement with ‘soul’ at its heart.’ – Geoffrey Horton, musician and vocalist; ‘Exquisite. Beautiful. Provocative. I love her writing.’ – Jim Lawless, author of ‘Taming Tigers’

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