The Resource The selected works of Abdullah the Cossack : a novel, H.M. Naqvi

The selected works of Abdullah the Cossack : a novel, H.M. Naqvi

Label
The selected works of Abdullah the Cossack : a novel
Title
The selected works of Abdullah the Cossack
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
H.M. Naqvi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Winner of the inaugural DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, H.M. Naqvi follows his critically-lauded debut Home Boy with The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack, an enthralling novel about one unforgettable and gloriously unaccomplished man, his impending death, and the history and life of his bustling, shape-shifting city. Abdullah, bachelor and scion of a once prominent family, awakes on the morning of his seventieth birthday and considers launching himself over the balcony. Having spent years attempting to compile a "mythopoetic legacy" of his beloved Karachi, the cosmopolitan heart of Pakistan, Abdullah has lost his zeal. A surprise invitation for a night out from his old friend Felix Pinto snaps Abdullah out of his funk, and saddles him with a ward--Pinto's adolescent grandson Bosco. As Abdullah plays mentor to Bosco, he also attracts the romantic attentions of Jugnu, an enigmatic siren with links to the mob. All the while Abdullah's brothers' plot to evict him from the family estate. Now he must to try to save his home--or face losing his last connection to his familial past. Anarchic, erudite, and rollicking, with a septuagenarian protagonist like no other, The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack is a joyride of a story set against a kaleidoscopic portrait of one of the world's most vibrant cities" --
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10763021
Cataloging source
PUL
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Naqvi, H. M
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older men
  • Karachi (Pakistan)
  • Older men
  • Pakistan
Label
The selected works of Abdullah the Cossack : a novel, H.M. Naqvi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1057731363
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780802128942
Lccn
2018047029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057731363
Label
The selected works of Abdullah the Cossack : a novel, H.M. Naqvi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1057731363
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780802128942
Lccn
2018047029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057731363

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