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Mother Superior

(2008)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Mother Superior introduces Saleema Nawaz as a truly bold new voice in fiction. Gorgeous, sensuous prose and edgy, taboo-breaking subject matter combine to create a collection quite unlike anything else being published today.

A prostitute takes shelter with a group of young anarchists. A sister goes missing, mailing a trail of encoded postcards from destinations across the globe. The daughters of a Montreal bagel-shop owner navigate the tricky terrain of being young, Sikh, and female, one growing larger while the other fades. A woman watches with lust and longing as the object of her affections, her pregnant roommate, is pursued by an unsavory suitor. And a precocious child spies on her adoptive mother, trying to grasp the secret of her mother's hidden obsession and of her own unexplained origins.

The seven stories and two novellas in Mother Superior are a heady blend of misfits and mothers, of sisters and complex, mysterious others. Nawaz traces the scars left by family secrets and sings the complex, captivating language of lust and of love.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Mother Superior is superb." - L Neil Smith


Used availability for Saleema Nawaz's Mother Superior

Paperback Editions

July 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Mother Superior
Author(s): Saleema Nawaz
ISBN: 1-55111-927-7 / 978-1-55111-927-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Freehand Books
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Audio Editions

April 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Mother Superior
Author(s): Saleema Nawaz
ISBN: 1-978645-23-6 / 978-1-978645-23-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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April 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Mother Superior
Author(s): Saleema Nawaz
ISBN: 1-5366-9452-5 / 978-1-5366-9452-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mother Superior
Author(s): Saleema Nawaz
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Mother Superior
Author(s): Saleema Nawaz
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mother Superior
Author(s): Saleema Nawaz
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mother Superior
Author(s): Saleema Nawaz
Publisher: Freehand
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA