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Fireflies in the Mist by Qurratulain Hyder

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Fireflies follows the creation of modern day Bangladesh - from Indian province, to Partition, to the emergence of statehood - as told through the impassioned voice of Deepali Sarkar and others around her who live through the turbulence. Hyder perceptively and majestically follows the trajectory of Sarkar's life - from her secluded upbringing in Dhaka to becoming a socialist rebel and to her ultimate transformation as a diasporic Bengali cosmopolitan - in the way that many of yesterday's revolutionaries are slowly but surely ensnared within a net of class and luxury dangled in front of them.

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