Monday, August 22, 2011

Davidar acquires first fiction title

David Davidar has acquired the first fiction title for his Aleph Book Company, a novel by the Pakistani novelist Musharraf Ali Farooqi titled Between Clay and Dust. Publication is scheduled for April 2012. The deal was made by author's consulting editor and publishing industry veteran Robert B. Wyatt in conjunction with The Colchie Agency.

DESCRIPTION: A novel about forgiveness and redemption, Between Clay and Dust is the story of Ustad Ramzi and Gohar Jan, two artists who, approaching the end of their careers in courtly arts, must come to terms with the meaning of their lives as their worlds disintegrate in the wake of India's Partition.

Rights sold: South Asia English Language (Ex. Pakistan)

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