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H.M. Naqvi
ISBN # : 9789353025953
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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H.M. Naqvis The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack is an enthralling novel about one unforgettable, gloriously unaccomplished man and his quest for meaning. Abdullah, bachelor and scion of a once-prominent family, wakes on the morning of his seventieth birthday and considers launching himself over the balcony. Having spent years attempting to compile a mythopoetic legacy of his beloved Currachee, the cosmopolitan heart of Pakistan, Abdullah has lost his zeal. A surprise invitation for a night out from his old friend Felix Pinto snaps Abdullah out of his funk and saddles him with a ward Pintos adolescent grandson Bosco. While playing mentor to Bosco, Abdullah also attracts the romantic attentions of Jugnu, an enigmatic siren with links to the mob. At the same time, Abdullahs brothers plot to evict him from the family estate. Now he must to try to save his home or face losing his last connection to his familial past. Anarchic, erudite and rollicking, with a protagonist like no other, The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack is a joyride of a story set against a kaleidoscopic portrait of one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

About the Author
H.M. Naqvi is the bestselling author of Home Boy, which was awarded the inaugural DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. He has worked in the financial services industry, taught creative writing at Boston University and, and been an honorary fellow at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He is based in Karachi.

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