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A Washington Post, Rocky Mountain News, Boston Globe Best Book of the Year

Intrigue and subterfuge combine with bad luck and good in this darkly comic debut about love, betrayal, tyranny, family, and a conspiracy trying its damnedest to happen.

Ali Shigri, Pakistan Air Force pilot and Silent Drill Commander of the Fury Squadron, is on a mission to avenge his father's suspicious death, which the government calls a suicide.Ali's target is none other than General Zia ul-Haq, dictator of Pakistani. Enlisting a rag-tag group of conspirators, including his cologne-bathed roommate, a hash-smoking American lieutenant, and a mango-besotted crow, Ali sets his elaborate plan in motion. There's only one problem: the line of would-be Zia assassins is longer than he could have possibly known.

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Mohammed Hanif runs the Urdu service of the BBC's World Service. He was in the Pakistani Air Force for seven years, and then a journalist in Pakistan, where he is also known as a playwright. He won the Board of Examiners top prize at the University of East Anglia this year for an excerpt from A Case of Exploding Mangoes, which is his first novel.

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cariola119, November 29, 2009 (view all comments by cariola119)
Not what I expected at all--and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm not much of a one for political thrillers, assassination stories, novels focused on the military, etc. I don't even remember what provoked me to pick up this one--maybe the Booker list--but I'm glad that I did. What takes it far beyond being a "special interest" novel is the imagatively drawn characters and the wonderful, distinctive narrative voice. At various times, the novel is funny, horrific, poignant, and thrilling. Highly recommended. I'm looking forward to Hanif's next novel.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307388186
Author:
Hanif, Mohammed
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Pakistan
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.7 in 0.5 lb

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