The Wish Maker

Author(s): Ali Sethi
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.97 hours)
Product Number: Z2127
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449869533
Narrator/s: Firdous Bamji
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Ali Sethis debut novel The Wish Maker is a brilliant evocation of contemporary Pakistan. Cousins Zaki and Samar grow up in a household of strong women just as incredible social and political changes grip their country. "... an engaging family saga, an absorbing coming-of-age story, and an illuminating look at one of the worlds most turbulent regions." Khaled Hosseini, best-selling author of The Kite Runner


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The Wish Maker
Product Number: BX00008686
Product Number:Z2127
Product Number:C5956

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Ali Sethi
Narrator(s): Firdous Bamji
Product Number C5956
Released: Jun 08, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440715914
Author(s): Ali Sethi
Product Number EB00398086
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9781101061282

Professional reviews

"Zaki Sharazi returns to Lahore, Pakistan, from college in the U.S. for his cousin's wedding. Back within his family, surrounded by women, Zaki realizes the many restrictions women face in an Islamic society and becomes aware that, as a male, he enjoys much more freedom. The flashbacks into Zaki's childhood, his humorous observations, and his perceptive insights into modern-day Pakistan make this character-driven novel a metaphor for the various political and cultural attitudes present in Pakistan today. Narrator Firdous Bamji doesn't use accents or voices to identify the many fascinating characters, yet he invokes a strong sense of place with his intelligent, straightforward narration. Bamji's richly colored performance makes this a fine fit for audio. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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