Eastern mystics warn that triangles are the dwelling places of djinns. What, then, might be the destructive power of a love triangle?
Sibling rivalry, evolutionary science, theatre, film and even magic all have a part to play in Ambreen and Uzma Hameed's exuberant tale of a romantic triangle that also touches on questions of belonging and identity. Undying is huge fun. Its sitcom-style comedy and affectionate satire deepen into a mystery that explores what unites and divides us, in families and communities, and asks how art, science and religion try to make sense of
a violent and unjust world.
Former Chair of Judges Man Booker International Prize
The main characters stay with you: the entwined yet intensely rivalrous siblings, the mesmerising outsider, and a range of Muslim relatives defying all stereotypes ... They take you on an audacious, at times bewildering, always enthralling journey.
Journalist and author
Full of humour, passion and the kind of multi-layered portrayal of the British Muslim community that you don’t often find in fiction. It shouldn't be possible to pull off such ambitious political scope alongside laugh-out-loud comedy, but somehow the writers do and with a light touch.
Comedienne, broadcaster and author
A novel of huge ambition and entirely original - by turns hilarious, beguiling, thought-provoking, and tinged with magic. I couldn't put it down.
Novelist, Costa Book of the Year 2006