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Under a Tin-Grey Sari

Written by Wayne Ashton


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Under a Tin-Grey Sari is a sensual love story set in 1967 in the bustling city of Chittagong, East Pakistan. It is a time of boom and ferment. A time when a household cook may dream of fame and fortune, a bearer brazenly spit in the drinks of oblivious sahibs, an ayah sublimely seduce a minisahib, and a letterwriter link the dead with the living.

'… a lush, sensual and beautifully written tale of love and heartache. A book to be savoured.' The Weekend Australian

'… a stunning book' The Age

ISBN 9781921696138 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Book Club Reads
Award Winning
Pages 480
Publication Year Originally published 2002, this edition 2010
Edition 2nd
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Wayne ashton

    Wayne Ashton

    Wayne Ashton was born to British and Pakistani parents in Karachi, leaving there at five, and then was brought up in many corners of the world: Chittagong, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Lagos, London, Perth and Sydney. His work spans painting, ink drawings and fiction. This includes the highly acclaimed novel Under a Tin-Grey Sari; twelve solo exhibitions; many group shows; and three radio dramas. Read more