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The Yard
  • Stock Status: In Stock.
  • Publisher: Speaking Tiger
  • Author Name:   Aliyyah Eniath;
  • ISBN-13:  9789385755088
  • Total Pages:  286 Pages
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book Language:  English
  • Available Book Formats: Paperback
  • Year:  2016
  • Publication Date:  2016-04-02
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A moving story of love and redemption set in Trinidad, that exposes the fault lines in Indo-Muslim culture, as it explores three generations of a family who move from being indentured labourers to wealthy business owners. The Yard is a large compound in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago housing six families—Father Khalid, his four siblings and their widowed mother Sakina. Behrooz, an orphan who cannot remember his past, is brought to The Yard, when the old woman with whom he has sought shelter dies. Here, he struggles to belong. Father Khalid is kindhearted, but other family members are guarded about the outsider in their midst. They contend that Behrooz will betray the family by forging a clandestine relationship with his adoptive sister, Maya, a willful and rebellious girl who was not ..
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Sold BySpeaking Tiger
AuthorAliyyah Eniath
ISBN-139789385755088
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Pages286 Pages
Publication Date (YYYY-MM-DD)2016-04-02
Publication Year2016

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The Yard

A moving story of love and redemption set in Trinidad, that exposes the fault lines in Indo-Muslim culture, as it explores three generations of a family who move from being indentured labourers to wealthy business owners.

The Yard is a large compound in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago housing six families—Father Khalid, his four siblings and their widowed mother Sakina. Behrooz, an orphan who cannot remember his past, is brought to The Yard, when the old woman with whom he has sought shelter dies. Here, he struggles to belong. Father Khalid is kindhearted, but other family members are guarded about the outsider in their midst.

They contend that Behrooz will betray the family by forging a clandestine relationship with his adoptive sister, Maya, a willful and rebellious girl who was not romantically forbidden to him under Islamic law. Two loners, Behrooz and Maya form a childish alliance and later, struggle with a physical attraction. After they share a night of adolescent tenderness, Maya, fearing retribution, flees to London where she pursues her artistic talent in defiance of her culture.

Behrooz painstakingly rebuilds his life and marries another. When tragedy strikes, Maya returns to her childhood home. There, she and Behrooz must face up to old demons. Can their love endure? Even after Maya is dealt the most ‘righteous’ blow of all?


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