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Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by Mohammed Hanif.. This book is awfully, horrifically funny. I mean it is truly a horror show and truly funny, both, just so we’re clear. Here a polemic bodice-ripper, there a psycho-cultural sendup. Not for the faint of mind.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Stripped of the slapstick and magic realist special effects, “Alice Bhatti” is a blistering broadside on the socially sanctioned butchery of women and girls in Pakistan. It’s an abecedary of how women are hunted, how they’re choked and chopped up and thrown away. It’s an attempt to understand and render, with varying degrees of success, what life is like under siege from the world’s oldest, most deadly kind of terrorism. “Cutting up women is a sport older than cricket but just as popular and equally full of obscure rituals and intricate rules,” Hanif writes."

The New York Times

"Rambunctious, vulgar, funny and moving, Our Lady of Alice Bhatti wields enormous emotional punch."

Time Magazine

Author bio: Mohammed Hanif (born November 1964 in Okara, Pakistan) is a Pakistani writer and journalist. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (239 pp. Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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