The Flying Man

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Headline Review, 2012 - Gamblers - 339 pages
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Meet Maqil - also known as Mike, Mehmet, Mikhail and Miguel - a chancer and charlatan.

A criminally clever man who tells a good tale, trading on his charm and good looks, reinventing himself with a new identity and nationality in each successive country he makes his home, abandoning wives and children and careers in the process. He's a compulsive gambler - driven to lose at least as much as he gains, in games of chance, and in life. A damaged man in search of himself.

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User Review  - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed Roopa Farooki's last novel, The Way Things Look to Me, so I have been looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. I thought this was a very well-crafted character study ... Read full review

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User Review  - hollytom - LibraryThing

I wasn't sure at first if I was going to enjoy this book as it did not immediately draw me in, however it soon did. It is the story of Maquil (the title's flying man) from birth to death. Each chapter ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Roopa Farooki was born in Lahore in Pakistan and brought up in London. She graduated from New College, Oxford and worked in advertising before turning to write fiction. Roopa now lives in south-east England and south-west France with her husband, twin baby girls and two sons. Bitter Sweets, her first novel, was nominated for the Orange Award for New Writers 2007. Roopa`s novels have been published internationally and translated into a dozen languages.

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