Puppets Can't Pray: Part 1 by Shah Jahan
Approx. 73,730 words.
Published on April 10, 2012.
This novel follows a day in the life of a British Bangladeshi family. It is meant to be a day of celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Islamic holy festival of sacrifice. However, as the pressures mount, it proves to be a day when the strains within the repressed family put it on the brink. The novel is a look at patriarchal repression and Bangladeshi-British society.