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Silmy Abdullah

Silmy Abdullah is a lawyer and an author living in Toronto. She was born in Bangladesh, spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia and moved to Canada when she started high school.

Fiction (Short stories)

Home of the Floating Lily

Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2021.
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Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Set in both Canada and Bangladesh, Home of the Floating Lily follows the lives of the characters as they navigate the complexities of migration, displacement, love, friendship, and familial conflict. A young woman moves to Toronto after getting married but soon discovers her husband is not who she believes him to be. A mother reconciles her heartbreak when her sons defy her expectations and choose their own paths in life. A lonely international student returns to Bangladesh and forms an unexpected bond with her domestic helper. A working-class woman, caught between her love for Bangladesh and her determination to raise her daughter in Canada, makes a decision after a dark secret from the past is revealed.

In each of the stories, characters embark on difficult journeys in the search of love, dignity, and a sense of belonging.


Publisher Dundurn Press