A multi-layered, multi-faceted story of love, loss and mixed-race marriage, Revolt is the tale of three wealthy sisters and the problems that no amount of money can solve. There is a daughter, abandoned because of an impulsive marriage, an aunt who pines for lost love, and a bridegroom with the biggest problem of them all.
Set in England and the fictional village of Gulistan in Pakistan, with its fascinating array of quirky, eccentric and unforgettable characters, Revolt centres on the forthcoming marriage of two rich cousins and the often hilarious but always deeply moving pitfalls of living in a place where everyone knows everybody else’s business. Underpinning the action is the compulsive and pervading need to resolve the conflict between Pakistani Muslim values and those of the modern West.
A brilliantly incisive portrait of small-town life, exploding into a panoramic portrayal of the nature of change, freedom, pride and prejudice, Revolt also reminds us of a darker, more threatening world. Immensely readable, dramatic and beautifully evocative, this book will enthral, as the action unfolds and the tensions play out to their startling resolution.
‘A real story-telling gift’ Sue Gee
‘A colourful, engrossing portrayal of a world where love tears families apart’ Gill Pall, author of The Affair
‘Delightfully detailed, emotionally rich and relevant …’ Anora Mcgaha, editor of Women Writers, Women Books
'Gripping, hugely involving and very satisfying to read' Kate Mosse