The Funeral Director

Iman Qureshi


The Funeral Director

 

I just thought it would be a secret I'd have to die with. And now – I think it’ll be what kills me.

Life as the director of a Muslim funeral parlour isn't always easy, but Ayesha has things pretty sorted. She and Zeyd share everything: a marriage, a business, a future.

Until Tom walks in to organise his boyfriend's funeral. A snap moral decision, informed by the values of Ayesha’s community and faith, has profound consequences.

Forced to confront a secret she has hidden even from herself, Ayesha must decide who she is – no matter the cost.

The Funeral Director is an incisive and heartfelt story of sexuality, gender and religion in 21st-century Britain.

The Funeral Director was Winner of Papatango’s 10th annual New Writing Prize. 

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