The shadow of the crescent moon

Title The shadow of the crescent moon
Author Fatima Bhutto
Publication Penguin India
Size 230p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 9780670085705
Topics Pakistani fiction--English
Notes Fatima bhuttos stunning fiction debut begins and ends one rain swept friday morning in mir ali, a small town in the troubled tribal region of waziristan, close to the afghan border three brothers meet for breakfast soon after, the eldest, recently returned from america, hails a taxi to the local mosque the second brother, a doctor, goes to check in at his hospital his troubled wife does not join the family that morning for no one knows where mina goes these days and the youngest, the idealist, leaves for town on a motorbike seated behind him is a beautiful, fragile girl whose world has been overwhelmed by war three hours later their day will end in devastating circumstances the shadow of the crescent moon chronicles the lives of people trying to live and love in a world on fire beautifully written, full of emotion and heartbreak, this is an extraordinary novel.
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