Songs At the River's Edge

Stories From a Bangladeshi Village

By (author) Katy Gardner

Ebook (VitalSource) - £90.00

Publication date:

20 March 1997

Length of book:

160 pages


Pluto Press

ISBN-13: 9781849649889

Katy Gardner’s account of her fifteen-month stay in the small Bangladeshi village of Talukpur has become a classic study of rural life in South Asia.

Through a series of beautifully crafted narratives, the villagers and their stories are brought vividly to life and the author’s role as an outsider sensitively conveyed in her descriptions of the warm friendships she makes.

Above all Songs at the River's Edge is written from a deep respect of Bangladesh and its country.
'Beautifully and simply written ... the characters emerge in all their humanity, frailty and humour'