H. M. Naqvi - The Sellected Works of Abdullah the Cossack — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Naqvi won the inaugural DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for Home Boy, which the Guardian named one of the “Top 10 novels about Pakistan.” His follow up combines exuberant storytelling, rich characters, and beautifully stylized prose for a moving late-life coming-of-age tale. The narrative follows Abdullah as he turns seventy, dispirited by his failure to complete the “mythopoeic legacy” of his lifelong home, Karachi. But thanks to his old friend Felix Pinto, Abdullah gains a new lease on life by serving as a kind of mentor to Felix’s adolescent grandson and becoming involved with an exciting woman who has ties to the mob. Meanwhile, Abdullah’s brothers are trying to evict him from the family estate, and as he struggles to keep hold of his legacy, he also comes to understand all that it means to him.


Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008
The Wharf
Fiction & Poetry
The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802128942
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - March 12th, 2019

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