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eBook: ePub eBook | 272 pages | ISBN 9780143183945 | 26 Apr 2012 | Penguin Canada | 18 - AND UP
Gurjinder Basran

Gurjinder Basran studied creative writing at Simon Fraser University and at the Banff Centre. She lives in Delta, British Columbia, with her husband and two sons. Everything Was Good-bye is her first novel.

EVERYTHING WAS GOODBYE

Gurjinder Basran

Raised by her widowed mother and the youngest of six daughters, Meena is a young Indo-Canadian woman struggling to find her place in the world. As a restless and headstrong teenager, she knows that the freedom experienced by her Canadian peers is beyond her reach. But unlike her older sisters, Meena refuses to accept a life that is defined by an arranged marriage. She befriends a young man named Liam, a social outcast and kindred spirit, who asks her to run away with him. As she weighs her decision carefully, she learns that she is too late—he has already left without a trace. Faced with increasing pressure from her family and her tight-knit community, Meena must confront the expectations placed on her, and with them, all the rippling consequences that follow.

Heartbreaking and beautiful, Everything Was Good-bye is an unforgettable story about family, love, and loss, and the complexities of living in two different cultural worlds.

Gurjinder Basran studied creative writing at Simon Fraser University and at the Banff Centre. She lives in Delta, British Columbia, with her husband and two sons. Everything Was Good-bye is her first novel.
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