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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (388 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ali Sethi Narrator: Firdous Bamji Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Erin | 2/12/2014

    " I thought this book was going to tell a beautiful story like The Kite Runner. I learned a bit about the political history of Pakistan which was intresting but the story telling was boring. It really dragged out. It took me forever to get through this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Brian | 2/6/2014

    " One of the few books that I really couldn't get interested in. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Pattie | 2/5/2014

    " I could not finish this book. The writing was terrible. The author assumes that the reader knows all about his culture and language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Terry Perrel | 2/5/2014

    " Fiction. A glimpse of modern day Pakistan that focuses on family and community -- espcially women, its obsession of all things Western, and the fractions caused by the Partition. A good read. "

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