A Moment Comes Author:Jennifer Bradbury While the rest of India anxiously awaits the upcoming partition that will divide the country into two sovereign nations, eighteen-year-old Tariq focuses on his own goal; to study at Oxford. He simply must find a way in, to fulfill his grandfathers's dreams, and his own. But for a Muslim born and raised in India, there is no obvious path to Engla... more »nd- until Tariq is offered a job, translating for one of the British cartographers stationed in India and tasked with establishing the new borders. In a flash, he accepts the position, determined to use this new contact as his way to Oxford.
Margaret, the cartographer's daughter, has only just arrived in India. But already she has discovered it to be hot and sticky and loud. It's dull, too, because she can't go anywhere alone for fear of the riots and violence. So she is eager for a distraction... and finds one, in Tariq... who, of course, has his own reasons for inviting her attentions.
But it's Anupreet, another member of the staff, who has truly captured Tariq's eye. She's strikingly beautiful, married only by the fresh scar that runs down her cheek-and the fact that she's Sikh, so not someone Tariq can even be caught looking at. Yet he's compelled to... until these emotions take a backseat as more serious- and potentially fatal- tensions arise.
Against the backdrop of the nearly forgotten history of the partition of India, Jennifer Bradbury, as if with strands of silk, wends together the heart-pounding tale of three teenagers of wildly different paths, on the verge of changing one another's lives forever.« less