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The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack

The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack

Abdullah, bachelor and scion of a once prominent family, awakes on the morning of his seventieth birthday and considers launching himself over the balcony. Having spent years attempting to compile a mythopoetic legacy of his beloved Karachi, the cosmopolitan heart of Pakistan, Ab... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781611856309
Barcode 9781611856309
Published 8 April 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Naqvi, H. M.
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ISBN-13 9781611856309
ISBN-10 1611856302
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication Date 8 April 2019
International Publication Date 4 April 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Naqvi, H. M.
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Karachi Pakistan - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 976972

Description of this Book

Abdullah, bachelor and scion of a once prominent family, awakes on the morning of his seventieth birthday and considers launching himself over the balcony. Having spent years attempting to compile a mythopoetic legacy of his beloved Karachi, the cosmopolitan heart of Pakistan, Abdullah has lost his zeal. A surprise invitation for a night out from his old friend Felix Pinto snaps Abdullah out of his funk, and saddles him with a ward?Pinto's adolescent grandson Bosco. As Abdullah plays mentor to Bosco, he also attracts the romantic attentions of Jugnu, an enigmatic siren with links to the mob. All the while Abdullah's brothers' plot to evict him from the family estate. Now he must to try to save his home - or face losing his last connection to his familial past. Anarchic, erudite, and rollicking, with a septuagenarian protagonist like no other, The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack is a joyride of a story set against a kaleidoscopic portrait of one of the world's most vibrant cities.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

H. M. Naqvi is the acclaimed author of Home Boy, which won the inaugural DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Naqvi has worked in the financial services industry, taught creative writing at Boston University, run a spoken word venue, and appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, and Bloomberg TV. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Lahore Institute of Management Sciences (LUMS).

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