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Leila

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Now a Netflix Original series, this tale of motherly love blends the enthralling urgency of The Girl in the Red Coat with the political force of Slumdog Millionaire.

Every year on Leila's birthday Shalini kneels by the wall with a little yellow spade and scoops dry earth to make a pit for two candles. One each for herself and for Riz, the husband at her side. But as Shalini walks from the patch of grass where she held her vigil the man beside her melts away. It is 16 years since they took her, her daughter's third birthday party, the last time she saw the three people she loves most dearly: her mother, her husband, her child. There are 32 candle stubs buried in that lawn, and Shalini believes her search is finally drawing to a close. When she finds Leila, she will return and dig up each and every one.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Intelligent, chilling and deeply moving." - Kamila Shamsie


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July 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Leila
Author(s): Prayaag Akbar
ISBN: 0-571-34131-4 / 978-0-571-34131-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 2017 : Hardback
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Title: Leila: A Novel
Author(s): Prayaag Akbar
ISBN: 8193355202 / 978-8193355206
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publishers India Pvt Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Leila
Author(s): Prayaag Akbar
ISBN: 0-571-34132-2 / 978-0-571-34132-0 (UK edition)
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January 2018 : Paperback
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Title: LEILA
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ISBN: 9386797305 / 978-9386797308
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April 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Leila
Author(s): Prayaag Akbar
ISBN: 1-5288-5619-8 / 978-1-5288-5619-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Leila
Author(s): Prayaag Akbar
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April 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Leila
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Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Leila
Author(s): Prayaag Akbar
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April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Leila
Author(s): Prayaag Akbar
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

July 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Leila
Author(s): Prayaag Akbar
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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