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Home of the Floating Lily

A short story collection by Silmy Abdullah.

Silmy Abdullah

Set in both Canada and Bangladesh, Home of the Floating Lily follows the lives of the characters as they navigate the complexities of migration, displacement, love, friendship, and familial conflict. A young woman moves to Toronto after getting married but soon discovers her husband is not who she believes him to be. A mother reconciles her heartbreak when her sons defy her expectations and choose their own paths in life. A lonely international student returns to Bangladesh and forms an unexpected bond with her domestic helper. A working-class woman, caught between her love for Bangladesh and her determination to raise her daughter in Canada, makes a decision after a dark secret from the past is revealed.

In each of the stories, characters embark on difficult journeys in the search of love, dignity and a sense of belonging. (From Dundurn Press)

Home of the Floating Lily is available in June 2021.

Silmy Abdullah is a lawyer and author who lives in Toronto. Home of the Floating Lily is her first book.

 

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