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Letters of Blood

New Edition

Translated by Arunava Sinha
Bengali writer Riza Rahman is the author of more than fifty novels, as well as countless short stories, set in Bangladesh and bringing to life the difficult, mostly forgotten lives of its poorest and most disadvantaged citizens. Letters of Blood is set in the often violent world of prostitution in Bangladesh. Rahman brings great sensitivity and insight to her chronicles of the lives of women trapped in that bleak world as they face the constant risk of physical abuse, disease, and pregnancy, while also all too often struggling with drug addiction. A powerful, unforgettable story, Letters of Blood shows readers a hard way of life, imbuing the stories of these women with unforgettable empathy and compassion.

120 pages | 5 1/2 x 8


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“Rahman’s stories are written without any apparent concern for the mechanics of conventional plotting, but are nevertheless beautifully shaped, with a poet’s concern for the telling image.”

Aamer Hussein, author of The Swan’s Wife

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