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About the Book :
The Woman Who Flew (Urukkoo) tells the story of Nina, a young woman who moves from small-town Bangladesh to the megacity of Dhaka, where she soon finds herself divorced, bereaved of her newborn and trapped in a mundane existence. Hungry for fresh air, Nina strikes up a friendship with her mothers handsome ex-lover, Irfan, who encourages her to paint again. But as Nina tugs at her chains, her sexually confused ex-husband, Rezaul, insinuates himself back into her life, leaving her pregnant . . .
About the Author :
Nasreen Jahan is a novelist, short story writer and literary editor of the fortnightly Anyadin. Her short stories began appearing in the early eighties, and after publishing five collections she published her first novel, Urukkoo (The Woman Who Flew), in 1993. It won the Philips Literary Prize. She received the Alaol Literary Award in 1995 for childrens fiction. She also received the prestigious Bangla Academy Award in 2000.