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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Solitude of Illusions
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''She was meant to teach him about manners and behaviour, about love-making and its pleasures beyond the act itself. Instead. he learned about the vulnerability of the human heart and the way it defies reason.' 

'Plagued by terminal illness, Khalid Sharif leaves his home in Calcutta to visit his Australian son, Javed. Javed is confounded by the old man's rebellious idiosyncrasies that contradict a life-long impression of a dull, predictable father who had devoted his life to business and family. What Javed does not know is that, as a young man, Khalid Sharif was sent to a sophisticated house of courtesans for a cultural education. Against convention, he fell in love with a young courtesan, Nazli, and asked her to marry him. An outraged family pressured him into breaking his betrothal. It is this broken promise that continues to haunt Khalid Sharif for the rest of his life.

'As he gets close to death, memories of his youth, especially his passion for Nazli, become more vivid. ' (Publication summary)

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  • Dedication: For Papa - wherever the place.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1996 .
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      Extent: 268p.
      Description: illus., port.
      ISBN: 1864481471

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Works about this Work

The Ever-Present Past : Asian Mythology in Contemporary Australian Writings 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Asia Society AustralAsia Centre Newsletter , Spring 2001; (p. 5)
A Passage to Australia : Three Novelists in Search of a Homeland Laurie Clancy , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Directions in Australian Studies : Papers of the Inaugural Conference of The Asian Association for the Study of Australia (ASAA), "Creative Configurations", Kerala, India (1997) 2000; (p. 220-234)
Ancient Cycles at Work David Matthews , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 186 1996; (p. 17-18)

— Review of Solitude of Illusions Adib Khan , 1996 single work novel
Personal Contrasts Become National Lesley Lebkowicz , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 December 1996; (p. C11)

— Review of Solitude of Illusions Adib Khan , 1996 single work novel
Double Vision in Suburbia A. P. Riemer , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 November 1996; (p. 14s)

— Review of Solitude of Illusions Adib Khan , 1996 single work novel
Tale of Strangers in a Foreign Land Judith Armstrong , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 20 October 1996; (p. 7)

— Review of A Stranger Here Gillian Bouras , 1996 single work novel ; Solitude of Illusions Adib Khan , 1996 single work novel
Maximalist and Minimalist Mandy Sayer , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 December 1996; (p. rev 9)

— Review of Maritime Peter Mews , 1996 single work novel ; Solitude of Illusions Adib Khan , 1996 single work novel
Untitled Joyce Morgan , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , November vol. 1 no. 3 1996; (p. 29)

— Review of Solitude of Illusions Adib Khan , 1996 single work novel
Double Vision in Suburbia A. P. Riemer , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 November 1996; (p. 14s)

— Review of Solitude of Illusions Adib Khan , 1996 single work novel
Personal Contrasts Become National Lesley Lebkowicz , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 December 1996; (p. C11)

— Review of Solitude of Illusions Adib Khan , 1996 single work novel
The Ever-Present Past : Asian Mythology in Contemporary Australian Writings 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Asia Society AustralAsia Centre Newsletter , Spring 2001; (p. 5)
Home and Away Michelle Griffin , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 24 November 1996; (p. 7)
A Passage to Australia : Three Novelists in Search of a Homeland Laurie Clancy , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Directions in Australian Studies : Papers of the Inaugural Conference of The Asian Association for the Study of Australia (ASAA), "Creative Configurations", Kerala, India (1997) 2000; (p. 220-234)
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