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Moth Smoke: A Novel
by Mohsin Hamid
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PublisherPicador
Release Date2001-02-03 (added to CC 3 Nov 2010)
Amazon Sales Rank279,966
Through a brilliant array of voices and perspectives, debut author Mohsin Hamid tells the story of one love-struck Daru Shezad, who when fired from his banking job, instantly removes himself from the ranks of Pakistan's cell-phone-toting elite and plunges into a life of drugs and crime.But when a heist goes awry, Daru finds himself on trial for a murder he may not have committed. His uncertain fate mirrors that of Pakistan itself, animated by nuclear weapons and sapped by corruption.AUTHORBIO: Mohsin Hamid grew up in Lahore, Pakistan, and attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School.His work has appeared in The New York Times.He currently lives in New York City.

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