A Case of Exploding Mangoes (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 6, 2008 - Fiction - 320 pages
26 Reviews
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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A dusky comedy set in tumultuous Pakistan

User Review  - Sameer - Flipkart

A satire on the political charades of a Pakistan written with wit and style, it's a brilliant debut novel from an inspiring writer. It chronicles the life of a bollywoodesque protagonist who is let go ... Read full review

excellent book

User Review  - Dharm Dwivedi - Flipkart

grt book, language, humor hard core , seems some one from very inside of isi helped the authoir with details. have become a great fan of his writing , as other reader are also Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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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