Hasan is eleven years old. He loves cricket, pomegranates, the night sky, his clever, vibrant artistic mother and his etymologically
obsessed lawyer father, and he adores his next-door neighbour Zehra. One early summer morning, while lazing happily on the
roof, Hasan watches a young boy flying a yellow kite fall to his death. Soon after, Hasan's idyllic, sheltered family life
is shattered when his beloved uncle Salman, a dissenting politician, is arrested and charged with treason. Set in a land ruled
by an oppresive military regime, this eloquent, charming and quietly political novel vividly recreates the confusing world
of a young boy on the edge of adulthood, and beautifully illustrates the transformative power of the imagination.
Salt and Saffron