The Wish Maker

The Wish Maker

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Zaki Shirazi, a young Pakistani in a household dominated by his mother and grandmother, is close to his female cousin, Samar Api, but while Samar's reckless teenage behavior brings consequences for her, Zaki is free to explore the world, only later reflecting on the true meaning of happiness.

Blackwell North Amer
A debut novel about a fatherless boy growing up in a family of outspoken women in contemporary Pakistan, The Wish Maker is also a tale of sacrifice, betrayal, and indestructible friendship. Zaki Shirazi and his female cousin Samar Api were raised to consider themselves "part of the same litter." Together they watched American television and memorized dialogue from Bollywood movies, attended dangerous protests and formed secret friendships. In a household run by Zaki's crusading political journalist mother and iron-willed grandmother, it was impossible to imagine a future that could hold anything different for each of them.
But adolescence approaches and the cousins' fates merge. Samar's unconventional behavior - in which Zaki has played the role of devoted helper - brings severe consequences for her, while Zaki is sent out to discover the world for himself. It is only after years of separation from Samar that he is forced to confront the true nature of happiness, selfhood, and commitment to those he loves most.

Publisher: New York : Riverehead Books, 2009
ISBN: 9781594488757
1594488754
Branch Call Number: FICTION SETHI
Characteristics: 420 p

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