From the Publisher
From the author of the universally acclaimed debut novel A
Case of Exploding Mangoes: a subversive, often shockingly
funny new novel set in steaming Karachi, about second chances,
thwarted ambitions, and love in the most unlikely places.
The patients of the Sacred Heart Hospital for All Ailments need a
miracle, and Alice Bhatti may be just what they''re looking for.
She''s the new junior nurse, but that''s the only thing ordinary
about her. Her father is a part-time healer in the French Colony,
Karachi''s Christian slum--and it seems she has inherited his
part-time gift. With a bit of begrudging but inspired
improvisation, Alice brings succour to the patients lining the
hospital''s corridors. Yet, a Christian in an Islamic world, she is
ensnared in the red tape of hospital bureaucracy, trapped by the
caste system, and torn between her duty to her patients, her
father, and her husband--an apprentice to the nefarious
"Gentlemen''s Squad" of the police, and about to plunge them both
into a situation so dangerous that perhaps not even a miracle can
save them. But, of course, Alice Bhatti is no ordinary nurse...
About the Author
MOHAMMED HANIF graduated from Pakistan Air Force Academy as Pilot
Officer but subsequently left to pursue a career in journalism. He
has written plays for the stage and BBC radio, and his film The
Long Night has been shown at film festivals around the world.
His first novel, A Case of Exploding Mangoes, was
longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Guardian
First Book Award, and won the Commonwealth Writers'' Prize for Best
First Novel in 2008.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: May 29, 2012
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385677278
ISBN - 13: 9780385677271