Our Lady of Alice Bhatti Reviews
"Relentlessly readable. ...A comedy for those who think, a tragedy for those who feel. ...Hanif does Karachi better than Rushdie does Bombay... Perhaps Pakistan's brightest English-language voice." - The Guardian (UK)
"Rambunctious, vulgar, funny, and moving, Alice Bhatti wields enormous emotional punch. ...Right now the world could do with more books that portray Pakistanis that way." - Time
"In this bold, uncompromising novel, Hanif draws a compassionate and despairing portrait of a nation in bedlam." - Financial Times
"A novel of hope in a dark world, relevant to us all." - Library Journal
"Laced with humor, often ribald and iconoclastic, this is an insightful tale of pain and love, a story of a quest for humanity and grace in a desperate, chaotic society." - Kirkus Reviews
"In this amusing novel, Hanif (A Case of Exploding Mangoes) renders the intricacies and limitations of Pakistan's lowest rungs with humor and candor, allowing as little pity for his characters as they allow themselves." - Publishers Weekly
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