Maps for Lost Lovers (2004) is Nadeem Aslam’s semi-autobiographical second novel. Placed within the scope of Aslam’s oeuvre, Maps continues his focus on the internal dynamics of a Pakistani Muslim community, as explored in Season of the Rainbirds (1993). Aslam confidently asserts a lyrical aesthetic style, which recurs and is further developed in his later novels The Wasted Vigil (2008) and The Blind Man’s Garden (2013). The novel has won a number of prizes, including the Kiriyama Prize in 2005—awarded to books that foster “greater understanding” of the Pacific Rim and South Asia.
Maps is Aslam’s only novel set primarily in Britain. It concerns a working class and …
Citation: O'Loughlin, Liam. "Maps for Lost Lovers". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 May 2013 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=24354, accessed 30 September 2023.]