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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,699 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniyal Mueenuddin Narrator: Firdous Bamji Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Pakistani author Daniyal Mueenuddin, an elegant stylist with a light touch (Publishers Weekly, starred review), crafts eight intricately connected short stories. Each compelling tale revolves around the life and legacy of K. K. Harouni, a wealthy landowner in feudal, corruption-fueled Lahore. In this cutthroat society, a servant girl can immediately gain prestige by seducing a powerful married man - and then lose it just as swiftly. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 2/19/2014

    " This book is a series of short stories set in contemporary Pakistan, with interlocking plot-lines. Although the author has skill, I found that the stories were too short to allow for character development, which left me dissatisfied with the book as a whole. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zach | 2/5/2014

    " Junot Diaz tells me something is gold, I read it. The story he loved so much, "A Spoiled Man," is worth the price of the book. The rest? Meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 1/30/2014

    " This is a strangely compelling book. The plots and writing are simple, and yet there's something about them that made me want to stay up late into the night reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 1/27/2014

    " a combination of tom bissel and adam haslett set in pakistan "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Hurt-Mullen | 1/27/2014

    " A little hard to follow time and personal connections but really richly told. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeeha Maqbool | 1/26/2014

    " Feudal Punjab - yuck! Book about it - nice! Nomination for a Pulitzer prize - need i say more? I don't think so. Read it and you'll know why I like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoe | 1/19/2014

    " Each short story fleshes out individuals whose common link is the wealthy Harouni family. Issues of morality and personal accountability & responsibility are center to each story, successfully highlighting caste and class differences in Pakistan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elliott | 1/15/2014

    " Beautiful. Destined to become a classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 12/19/2013

    " This was a great book that I couldn't put down. It is a collection of short stories that take place in Pakistan. Read it!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MrsPL | 12/17/2013

    " I really enjoyed these short stories. They reminded me a little bit of Rohinton Mistry's writing. I liked the writing style and the characters, and even the uncertain endings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karrie | 12/6/2013

    " OK book. Makes you think every old man in Pak is having a thing with young girls or servants. A little senstaionalized I think, but worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Burns | 9/3/2013

    " Trying to read new and different authors. This is a trip to a land I have never read about, Pakistan. Lovey stories...interconnected and entwined as growing vines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cristina | 9/1/2013

    " Some of the stories I loved, some less so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 8/20/2013

    " A series of short stories, all interconnected, weave a tale of life in Pakistan. A very interesting look into a life and culture that I have not experienced. Normally I don't like collections of short stories, but I really enjoyed this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 8/4/2013

    " A window on life in modern Pakistan--a life so different from ours it's sometimes hard to fathom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 7/29/2013

    " Brilliant - easily a best book of 2010. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marybla | 1/24/2013

    " Excellent collection of short stories, superb writing style "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ra | 12/2/2012

    " String of short stories set in Pakistan with various perspective "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria E | 11/22/2012

    " A book for the senses! Beautifully written accounts of several lives including a servant girl, a rich landowner, (heartbreaking)old man in the different areas of Pakistan: villages and cities...I felt like I was there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 10/4/2012

    " This should be 4 1/2 stars. The book is beautifully written. The interlaced stories introduce you to people from different classes of Pakistani society. Their interactions are fascinating and often poignant. I look forward to more from this relatively new author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lubna | 8/30/2012

    " Not a huge fan. I really disliked the portrayal of women in the stories - I thought the women were not very nuanced or well-written. I also disliked how they were just constantly just using sex to further themselves. Overall, its just meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 4/12/2012

    " took me by surprise. i thought i was reading a novel and then slowly realized these stories weren't totally connected. i enjoyed it though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/10/2011

    " Great book. Interesting description of life in Pakistan from different perspectives.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Val | 6/18/2010

    " This is a very good collection of stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sunita | 5/7/2010

    " "Lily" was my favorite story of the collection... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda | 1/7/2010

    " I really enjoyed every story but the last two. "

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