New PDF release: A Case of Exploding Mangoes

By Mohammed Hanif

ISBN-10: 0307269426

ISBN-13: 9780307269423

A primary novel of the 1st order—provocative, exuberant, wickedly clever—that reimagines the conspiracies and coincidences resulting in the mysterious 1988 aircraft crash that killed Pakistan’s dictator common Zia ul-Haq.

At the guts is Ali Shigri: Pakistan Air strength pilot and Silent Drill Commander of Fury Squadron. His father, one in all Zia’s colonels, dedicated suicide lower than suspicious situations. Ali is set to appreciate what or who driven his father to such desperation—and to avenge his death.

What he speedy discovers is a snarl of occasions: americans in Pakistan, Soviets in Afghanistan, money in each hand. yet Ali is still sufferer, made up our minds, a marginally world-weary (“You wish freedom and so they provide you with poultry korma”), and unsurprised at discovering Zia at each flip. He mounts an difficult plot for revenge with an ever-changing staff (willing and never) that incorporates his silk-underwear-and-cologne-wearing roommate; a hash-smoking American lieutenant with questionable factors; the manager of Pakistan’s mystery police, who mistakenly believes he’s in cahoots with the CIA; a blind lady imprisoned for fornication; Uncle Starchy, the squadron’s laundryman; and, now not least of all, a mango-besotted crow. normal Zia—devout Muslim and leering admirer of non-Muslim cleavage—begins each day by way of asking his leader of protection: “Who’s attempting to kill me?” and the reply lies in a conspiracy attempting its damnedest to ensue . . .
Intrigue and subterfuge mix with misstep and success during this darkly comedian ebook approximately love, betrayal, tyranny, family—and a global that all at once resembles our personal.

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