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A Case of Exploding Mangoes - SIGNED 1st EDITION

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Product description

1st edition, 1st impression. Signed with date. In fine condition in protective covering.

There is an ancient saying that when lovers fall out, a plane goes down. A Case of Exploding Mangoes is the story of one such plane. Why did a Hercules C130, the world's sturdiest plane, carrying Pakistan's military dictator General Zia ul Haq, go down on 17 August, 1988? Was it because of:1.Mechanical failure2.Human error3.The CIA's impatience4.A blind woman's curse5.Generals not happy with their pension plans6.The mango seasonOr could it be your narrator, Ali Shigri?Here are the facts:A military dictator reads the Quran every morning as if it was his daily horoscope.Under Officer Ali Shigri carries a deadly message on the tip of his sword.His friend Obaid answers all life's questions with a splash of eau de cologne and a quote from Rilke.A crow has crossed the Pakistani border illegally.As young Shigri moves from a mosque hall to his military barracks before ending up in a Mughal dungeon, there are questions that haunt him: What does it mean to betray someone and still love them? How many names does Allah really have? Who killed his father, Colonel Shigri? Who will kill his killers? And where the hell has Obaid disappeared to?Teasing, provocative, and very funny, Mohammed Hanif's debut novel takes one of the subcontinent's enduring mysteries and out if it spins a tale as rich and colourful as a beggar's dream.

Item details

Author(s):
Hanif, Mohammed
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224082043
ISBN-13:
9780224082044
Number of pages:
297
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape

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1st edition, 1st impression. Signed with date. In fine condition in protective covering.

There is an ancient saying that when lovers fall out, a plane goes down. A Case of Exploding Mangoes is the story of one such plane. Why did a Hercules C130, the world's sturdiest plane, carrying Pakistan's military dictator General Zia ul Haq, go down on 17 August, 1988? Was it because of:1.Mechanical failure2.Human error3.The CIA's impatience4.A blind woman's curse5.Generals not happy with their pension plans6.The mango seasonOr could it be your narrator, Ali Shigri?Here are the facts:A military dictator reads the Quran every morning as if it was his daily horoscope.Under Officer Ali Shigri carries a deadly message on the tip of his sword.His friend Obaid answers all life's questions with a splash of eau de cologne and a quote from Rilke.A crow has crossed the Pakistani border illegally.As young Shigri moves from a mosque hall to his military barracks before ending up in a Mughal dungeon, there are questions that haunt him: What does it mean to betray someone and still love them? How many names does Allah really have? Who killed his father, Colonel Shigri? Who will kill his killers? And where the hell has Obaid disappeared to?Teasing, provocative, and very funny, Mohammed Hanif's debut novel takes one of the subcontinent's enduring mysteries and out if it spins a tale as rich and colourful as a beggar's dream.

Author(s):
Hanif, Mohammed
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224082043
ISBN-13:
9780224082044
Number of pages:
297
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape

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