The Scatter Here Is Too Great

The Scatter Here Is Too Great

Book - 2014
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A collection of novels-in-stories that "explores the complicated lives of ordinary people whose fates unexpectedly converge after a deadly bomb blast at a train station in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780062304414
0062304410
Characteristics: 193 pages ;,22 cm

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mbq77
Feb 20, 2017

addictive and well-written.

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uncommonreader
Jun 02, 2016

Bilal Tanweer is a talented writer who loves his city of Karachi and takes a post-modern approach of linked fragments to tell the story of his city. He was a protégé of Kamila Shamsie and this book is obviously a debut in its self-consciousness and striving always to find the perfect word.

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Mothercat
Jan 22, 2015

Hmmm ... I found bits of this book interesting, but with the number of different characters 'speaking', I struggled to make the connection between some of them and how they related to the story.

quagga Dec 27, 2014

These interconnected short stories set in contemporary Pakistan made my heart feel bigger.

ChristchurchLib Oct 19, 2014

"After a deadly bomb blast at the Karachi train station, the lives of ordinary people—an old communist poet; his wealthy, middle-aged son; a young man; a heartbroken girl; and a grief-stricken writer—become entwined as they try to make sense of this devastating tragedy." Fiction A to Z October 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/b4d75948-aeaa-4817-ab98-70bcd4d15106?postId=c3f00842-81e3-434e-b56a-37ff9a3716d8

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