Ismail Boxwala is the protagonist of Six Metres of Pavement, a book about a father whose reputation has been tarnished by a terrible mistake he made two decades ago after leaving his child in the backseat of his car. This novel is about Ismail’s life after his daughter died tragically and how her death affected him. Ismail’s life changes when he meets two women.
Fatima is a girl, barely 20 years old, thrown out of her parents’ home solely because she is bisexual. Celia, Ismail’s Portuguese next-door neighbour, recently moved into her daughter’s home across from the Ismails.
The second novel by Farzana Doctor is captivating. She’s tackled major subjects, a complex plot, and varied characters. Her goal is noble: to offer her audience a few realities on love and ……. continue reading
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