A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif

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**LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE**'Exuberant and satirical: this is an angry comedy about Zia's brutal legacy to Pakistan' ObserverThere is an old saying that when lovers fall out, a plane goes down. This 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?A Case of Exploding Mangoes is sharp, dark, inventive and utterly gripping.
Binding: Paperback / softback

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