By Mohammed Hanif
A primary novel of the 1st order—provocative, exuberant, wickedly clever—that reimagines the conspiracies and coincidences resulting in the mysterious 1988 airplane 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 among Zia’s colonels, devoted suicide less than suspicious conditions. Ali is decided to appreciate what or who driven his father to such desperation—and to avenge his death.
What he fast discovers is a snarl of occasions: americans in Pakistan, Soviets in Afghanistan, money in each hand. yet Ali continues to be sufferer, decided, a marginally world-weary (“You wish freedom they usually offer you fowl korma”), and unsurprised at discovering Zia at each flip. He mounts an complex plot for revenge with an ever-changing team (willing and never) that incorporates his silk-underwear-and-cologne-wearing roommate; a hash-smoking American lieutenant with questionable reasons; the manager of Pakistan’s mystery police, who mistakenly believes he’s in cahoots with the CIA; a blind girl imprisoned for fornication; Uncle Starchy, the squadron’s laundryman; and, no longer least of all, a mango-besotted crow. basic Zia—devout Muslim and leering admirer of non-Muslim cleavage—begins each day through asking his leader of defense: “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 good fortune during this darkly comedian e-book approximately love, betrayal, tyranny, family—and an international that all at once resembles our personal.
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A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif