Six Metres of Pavement . Published by Dundurn. Spring 2011.
I have just finished reading Farzana Doctor's second novel and highly recommend it. Follow Ismail and Celia gradually getting to know each other, crossing the boundaries of their own losses and tragedies to sharing with each other. Moving on into new mysteries. Fatima, a young bisexual woman, whom ismail meets at a writing group, becomes central also as she deals with her parents rejection, where Ismail finds himself somehow involved with this situation in helping her. Set in downtown neighbourhoods of Toronto, the city, as well as the characters, spring to life on the pages of this intriguing and moving novel.