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
This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:
Click the Download button to download a copy of the MARC file.
Enter your FTP details below to send the MARC export file via FTP.
by Amitav Ghosh
by M.G. Vassanji
by Dalia Sofer
by Zahi Hawass
by Daniyal Muyeenuddin
by John Kessel
by Mario Puzo
by Carol Wallace
by Hermann Hesse
by Pankaj Ghemawat
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"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"
Sign up for our email newsletter