Title Profile & Character Information

Six Metres of Pavement

Annotation

Ismail Boxwala made the worst mistake of his life one summer morning 20 years ago: he forgot his baby daughter in the back seat of his car. After her tragic death, he struggles to continue living through a divorce, years of heavy drinking, and sex with strangers. But his story begins to change after he reluctantly befriends two women.



Awards
2012  Lambda Literary Awards

Characters
NameBoxwala, Ismail
GenderMale
TraitsIndo-Canadian
Divorced
Father
Recovering alcoholic

NameSousa, Celia
GenderFemale
TraitsPortuguese
Canadian
Widow
Mother

NameKahn, Fatima
GenderFemale
OccupationsCollege student
 Activist
TraitsIndo-Canadian
Bisexual

GenreFiction
TopicsPersonal tragedy
Divorced men
Loss
Widows
Unexpected love
Redemptive love
Second chances
Friendship
College students
SettingToronto, Ontario
Ontario