Title: Silk Tether
Sub-Title: A Novel
By: Minal Khan
Back Logline: Silk Saris and Hushed Western Whispers
Size cover: 6" x 9"
Front and back Flap: 3.5"
Spine = .75"
Allow .125" bleed all around
Allow: .25" cover/flap
Allow: .125" front & back cover/spine (enlarge image front cover?)
Description on front flap:
It’s the year 2007, and pretty Ayla—a young Pakistani woman brought up on the heels of 9/11—grapples with the hidden realities of the Pakistani upper class against the backdrop of upheaval plaguing Karachi. Torrid bomb blasts upon a female politician’s return home, endemic theft and gun violence, and always, religious conservatism—all mirroring the chaos in her own life as she struggles to apply to colleges in the United States. Along the way, growing up in a city rife with contradictions, we meet Shahaan, a boy with a certain 'Godliness' yet a penchant for drugs; and Tanzeela, a teenage girl trapped in an abusive arranged marriage.
These are the real stories—the ones that are swept under the flourish of silk saris at get-togethers, the ones that are tucked neatly into expensive wallets at extravagant dinner parties. These stories are only spoken about in hushed whispers...or never at all.
On back cover:
Leave open mostly
Author Bio (back flap):
Minal Khan: Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Minal Khan received the Presidential Award for English Literature in Pakistan in 2005.
She is gained a degree in Economics at Cornell University where she also served as the International News Editor for the
Cornell Progressive publication. She was also a member of the Cornell Debate association. Minal is currently furthering her
law studies at University of California, Davis.
In the end, I will need a psd of the front cover with all fonts, a copy of the spine with all fonts, a copy of the flaps with
all fonts and a copy of the back cover (no text except for back logline). All these separate elements are needed to complete
the InDesign final files and allow for adjustments later please. However, if the front image wraps around to the back, that is
fine, it can be one image (one psd) for the front, spine and back (not flaps).
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