Join us for an evening with Nilopar Uddin as we celebrate the paperback publication of her brilliant debut novel The Halfways.

Nasrin and Sabrina are two sisters, who on the face of things, live successful and enviable lives in London and New York. When their father, Shamsur suddenly dies, they rush to be with their mother at the family home and restaurant in Wales, and reluctantly step back into the stifling world of their childhood.

When Shamsur’s will is read, a devastating secret is revealed that challenges all that people thought and loved about him. It also profoundly changes the lives and identities of the sisters, and creates an irreparable family rift…

Moving between London, Wales, New York and Bangladesh, this is an epic family drama that spans over four decades. A story of mothers and daughters, of fathers and daughters, of sisterhood, it is a tale that explores belonging, family and what makes forgiveness and redemption possible.

When it was first published in hardback The Halfways was our Book of the Month in July 2022. We’re delighted to welcome Nilopar to Booka for this event on paperback publication day.

Tickets: £9 Admits One and includes a paperback copy of The Halfways.

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