SEVEN by Farzana Doctor

Winning Bid: $150.00

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Item condition: New

Description

Penetrating and subtle, Seven deftly explores loyalty in changing times… [An] immersive, absorbing portrait.”—EDEN ROBINSON
“Explores with courage and storytelling finesse the harsh truths within the ideals of kinship and community.” —DAVID CHARIANDY
“An urgent and passionate read.” —VIVEK SHRAYA
“Visceral and emotional… a courageous feat.”—QUILL & QUIRE (starred review)

A brave, soulfully written feminist novel about inheritance and resistance that tests the balance between kinship and the fight against customs that harm us.

When Sharifa accompanies her husband on a marriage-saving trip to India in 2016, she thinks that she’s going to research her great-great-grandfather, a wealthy business leader and philanthropist. What captures her imagination is not his rags-to-riches story, but the mystery of his four wives, missing from the family lore. She ends up excavating much more than she had imagined.

Sharifa’s trip coincides with a time of unrest within her insular and conservative religious community, and there is no escaping its politics. A group of feminists is speaking out against khatna, an age-old ritual they insist is female genital cutting. Sharifa’s two favourite cousins are on opposite sides of the debate and she seeks a middle ground. As the issue heats up, Sharifa discovers an unexpected truth and is forced to take a position.

Auction History

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Highest bidder was: fcox

Date Bid User Auto
October 2, 2020 12:19 pm$150.00fcox
October 1, 2020 2:59 pm$111.00MKS
September 30, 2020 2:26 pm$100.00fcox
September 30, 2020 2:21 pm$80.00AJ Dolman
September 29, 2020 1:14 pm$75.00fcox
September 29, 2020 12:59 pm$55.00kenanddawn56
September 29, 2020 11:58 am$50.00fcox
September 29, 2020 11:14 am$40.00AJ Dolman
September 29, 2020 8:35 am$35.00deshpande
September 29, 2020 7:57 am$31.00Louise
September 28, 2020 9:35 pm$30.00S
September 28, 2020 3:22 pm$25.00sweetrhubarb
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