Between Clay and Dust

In an old ruined city, emptied of most of its inhabitants, Ustad Ramzi, a famous wrestler past his prime, and Gohar Jan, a well-known courtesan whose kotha once attracted the wealthy and powerful, contemplate the former splendour of their lives and the ruthless currents of time and history that have swept them into oblivion.

Powerful and haunting, Between Clay and Dust is a triumph of storytelling and a poignant exploration of love, honour, redemption, and the strength that great souls find to go on when all is lost.

Available for the first time in Canada, Between Clay and Dust was a finalist for the Man Asian Literary Prize.