The Wish Maker (Paperback) - Sethi, Ali

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A brilliant, enthralling debut novel about a fatherless boy growing up in a family of outspoken women in contemporary Pakistan, "The Wish Maker" is also a tale of sacrifice, betrayal, and indestructible friendship.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9781594484636
SKU 212644695
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1594484635
Release Date 6/1/2010
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 1T
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"With this first-rate novel, Sethi joins an ever-expanding roster of gifted young Pakistani writers who...have returned home with an urgent need to explain their misunderstood country to a global audience."
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Annotation A coming-of-age and family drama set in Pakistan, THE WISH MAKER follows Zaki Shirazi through the hope and tumult of his 1990s childhood, and then later, after a stint in the United States, his return to his drastically altered post-9/11 homeland. Raised by a progressive crusading feminist mother, Zaki spends his days in joyous friendship with his female cousin Samar Api. But his country's democratic dreams are suddenly crushed with the deposing of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto--an event that threatens his mother's ambitions, and forces Zaki out into the world... until he returns years later for his cousin's wedding. Ali Sethi's deeply human debut novel paints a multi-faceted portrait of Pakistan's people and recent history, and has drawn comparisons to Khaled Hosseini's THE KITE RUNNER.
Editors Note A brilliant, enthralling debut novel about a fatherless boy growing up in a family of outspoken women in contemporary Pakistan, The Wish Maker is also a tale of sacrifice, betrayal, and indestructible friendship. Zaki Shirazi and his female cousin Samar Api were raised to consider themselves "part of the same litter." In a household run by Zaki's crusading political journalist mother and iron-willed grandmother, it was impossible to imagine a future that could hold anything different for each of them. But when adolescence approaches, the cousins' fates diverge, and Zaki is forced to question the meaning of family, selfhood, and commitment to those he loves most. || Chronicling world-changing events that have never been so intimately observed in fiction, and brimming with unmistakable warmth and humor, The Wish Maker is the powerful account of a family and an era, a story that shows how, even in the most rapidly shifting circumstances, there are bonds that survive the tugs of convention, time, and history.
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