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This land is also home to a three-dimensional chessboard of seemingly endless war — American drones killing the Taliban; Sunni Muslims bombing Shia Muslims; and an underground, generations-old fight for independence from the central government. Shahnawaz was found dead in a Cannes hotel room in ; an autopsy revealed that he had been poisoned.

One night of love-making could never make a permanent relationship. His face just then… He had a pregnant daughter and her heart twisted for him. Carried down that creek until it got caught up in the logjam. Gore took a seat behind an imposing desk so that it looked like he was in charge, and motioned for them to take seats opposite. What is it that I can do for you.

Fatima Bhutto: Lost hearts and souls

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Fatima Bhutto's stunning debut begins and ends one rain swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan's Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border.

This land is also home to a three-dimensional chessboard of seemingly endless war — American drones killing the Taliban; Sunni Muslims bombing Shia Muslims; and an underground, generations-old fight for independence fr Fatima Bhutto's stunning debut begins and ends one rain swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan's Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border.

This land is also home to a three-dimensional chessboard of seemingly endless war — American drones killing the Taliban; Sunni Muslims bombing Shia Muslims; and an underground, generations-old fight for independence from the central government. Three brothers, who adopt the different ways of life from each other after their father's death, meet for breakfast.

Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. The second, Sikandar, a doctor, goes to check in at his hospital. His troubled wife, does not join the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. And the youngest, the idealist, Hayat, leaves for town on a motorbike. Seated behind him is a beautiful, fragile girl, whose life and thoughts are overwhelmed by the war that has enveloped the place of her birth.

Three hours later their day will end in devastating circumstances. The Shadow of the Crescent Moon chronicles the lives of five young people trying to live and love in a world on fire.

Individuals are pushed to make terrible choices. And, as the events of this single morning unfold, one woman is at the centre of it all. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published November 28th by Viking first published More Details Original Title.

Women's Prize for Fiction Nominee for Longlist Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Shadow of the Crescent Moon , please sign up. Shahzeen Malik ho male character differ from female character in the shadow of crescent moon by fatimah bhutto?????????? Anyone who has read this book?

Worth reading? Jennifer I loved this book, a sketch of this mountain valley stretching over 15 years or so. See all 3 questions about The Shadow of the Crescent Moon….

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Apr 16, W rated it did not like it Shelves: abandoned , pakistani-fiction. Four chapters into this one,I don't think I should bother finishing it. At first it seemed like an interesting idea,a book set in Pakistan's tribal areas.

Of course,it should also be remembered that people living in these areas have carried out thousands yes thousands of suicide attacks in Pakistan's cities over the better part of the last two decades. Given this background,it is hard for me to muster any sympathy for Fatima Bhutto's characters,who are essentially fighting the Pakistani state.

Fatima Bhutto's own father,Murtaza Bhutto had carried out terrorist activities against the Pakistani state. He was killed by the police,though not in retaliation for his crimes. Her grandfather,Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was hanged,for a murder he may or may not have ordered.

Thus,her books have a definite slant. It is therefore,not surprising,that this is not a pro Pakistan book. She is very critical of the army,again not surprising,given her family's troubles with it. As for the title,it seems to be a reference to Pakistan's flag,which has a crescent moon. As for the storytelling,it isn't all that great. As other reviewers have noted,the book doesn't really give an accurate picture of life in the tribal areas.

It is debatable how much she knows about the region and how much she has interacted with the locals. It is a half baked effort and may give a misleading picture to readers outside Pakistan.

View all 5 comments. There are places in the book where the writing is beautiful depicting the lives of three brothers from a Pakistani village during the war in Afghanistan. These are the moments when I could feel the sadness over loss of loved ones , of home , of an earlier peaceful life.

Of course I saw the news and read about what was happening in Afghanistan and in the villages bordering it during the war , but this novel brings us the story on a different level to individuals and the author gives us an intima There are places in the book where the writing is beautiful depicting the lives of three brothers from a Pakistani village during the war in Afghanistan.

Of course I saw the news and read about what was happening in Afghanistan and in the villages bordering it during the war , but this novel brings us the story on a different level to individuals and the author gives us an intimate portrayal of the effects of war and the consequences played out in a single morning for this family.

Aman Erum the eldest brother just wants out - to get away from the family carpet business but mainly to just get away from it all at any cost. The second bother Sikandar , a doctor is dealing with a personal loss and trying to deal with the disruptions that his wife Mina is causing in the village. She goes to funerals of people that she does not know , praying and singing poems and bathing the dead.

It is heartbreaking when we find out why. She moves in it's company, sleeps in its surety that it will be with her in the morning, and she journeys from funeral to funeral in the hope that she might come to terms with what happened to her son.

The divergent paths that these brother is portrayed in flashbacks and alternating narratives about what each of the brothers is doing that day and how they came to where they are. At first I was going to give this three stars because in spite of the fact that I was absorbed in the story and was moved by the writing, I was confused over the politics of it all. The government, the village , the tribes , the different positions of the brothers had me trying to figure it all out as I read.

When I woke up today thinking about this I decided it deserved four stars because the confusion perfectly illustrated the complexity of it all. View all 8 comments. Nov 02, Naveena rated it really liked it. It is one of those books which makes you feel blessed at just being curled up in your sofa, with a hot cup of coffee in your hand.

As you turn the pages, you cringe at the ill-fate of people, you leave a soft sigh at the merciless killings, all the while playing a game of prediction with the patient reader within you. As you turn the pages, you loose the traditional flow of time. Like a hamster inside a ball, you find yourself moving round and round from events in the past and present.

Though the It is one of those books which makes you feel blessed at just being curled up in your sofa, with a hot cup of coffee in your hand. Though the plot happens within a span of a few hours, the story stretches to include incidents from years down the lane - all in a way that makes perfect sense for the reader.

The characters of the three brothers, who weave the story, are contrasting. While one is an epitome of patriotism, the other is an ambitious man who like many others in the conflict zone of Mir Ali wants to escape into a land of opportunities and peace, and yet another is a doctor, who along with his wife, lives a life that faces a happiness drought after his son's death. No love, you ask? The subtle romance between Aman Erum The eldest of the brothers who leaves to America to find a good job and Samarra a feisty woman who rests her loyalty to her birth place, Mir Ali, seems enough to have one shedding a tear or two when it withers due to the turn of events.

Towards the end of the book, the pace accelerates at a breakneck speed. Even if you have your sausages getting burnt on the stove, you would be incapable of putting the book down. And then like a shooting star, everything ends. You turn back a few pages and read it again to see if you had missed any paragraph.

No, it cannot end so soon, you say. It is then that you see goose bumps all over your skin. Goose bumps that probably have erupted as a case of a mini volcanic eruption inside of you.

An eruption that has left a deep hollow. You turn the last leaf.

The Shadow of the Crescent Moon

A lyrical, sweeping and powerful new book on the Bhutto family, an extraordinary, Kennedy-esque dynasty that is central to the story of modern Pakistan. Discover this lyrical, sweeping and powerful book on the Bhutto family, an extraordinary, Kennedy-esque dynasty that is central to the story of modern Pakistan. In September , a fourteen-year-old Fatima Bhutto hid in a windowless dressing room, shielding her baby brother while shots rang out in the streets outside the family home in Karachi. This was the evening that her father Murtaza was murdered, along with six of his associates. In December , Benazir Bhutto, Fatima's aunt, and the woman she had publically accused of ordering her father's murder, was assassinated in Rawalpindi. It was the latest in a long line of tragedies for one of the world's best known political dynasties.

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Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days.

Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. The second, a doctor, goes to check in at his hospital.

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