A wayward son, a dutiful daughter, a family caught between two cultures -- the first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker for Hogarth.
** TheNew York Timesbestseller **
'To be taken hostage by Fatima Mirza’s heartrending and timely story is a gutting pleasure... She captures your mind and heart with an urgency that defies you to stop reading. I guarantee you will be different when you close the book' Sarah Jessica Parker.
'I loved this book' Anne Tyler.
'The depth of the storytelling and the beauty of the language makes this debut something to treasure' John Boyne.
An Indian–Muslim family is preparing for their eldest daughter's wedding. But as Hadia's marriage – one chosen of love, not tradition – gathers the family back together, there is only one thing on their minds: can Amar, the estranged younger brother of the bride, be trusted to behave himself after three years away?
A Place for Ustells the story of one family and all family life: of coming to terms with the choices we make, of reconcilingly past and present and of how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest betrayals.