Download Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by Mohammed Hanif PDF

By Mohammed Hanif

From the writer of the universally acclaimed debut novel A Case of Exploding Mangoes: a subversive, usually shockingly humorous new novel set in steaming Karachi, approximately moment probabilities, thwarted objectives, and love within the very unlikely places.

The sufferers of the Sacred center clinic for All diseases desire a miracle, and Alice Bhatti could be simply what they're trying to find. She's the recent junior nurse, yet that's the one factor usual approximately her. Her father is a part-time healer within the French Colony, Karachi's Christian slum--and it sort of feels she has inherited his part-time reward. With a bit begrudging yet encouraged improvisation, Alice brings succour to the sufferers lining the hospital's corridors. but, a Christian in an Islamic international, she is ensnared within the crimson tape of medical institution paperwork, trapped through the caste approach, and torn among her responsibility to her sufferers, her father, and her husband--an apprentice to the nefarious "Gentlemen's Squad" of the police, and approximately to plunge them either right into a scenario so harmful that maybe now not even a miracle can store them. yet, after all, Alice Bhatti is not any usual nurse...

Show description

Read or Download Our Lady of Alice Bhatti PDF

Similar literature books

The Black Book

The Black booklet is Orhan Pamuk's journey de strength, a gorgeous tapestry of heart jap and Islamic tradition which proven his acceptance as a author of foreign stature. Richly atmospheric and Rabelaisian in scope, it's a labyrinthine novel suffused with the points of interest, sounds and smells of Istanbul, an unforgettable evocation of the town the place East meets West, and a boldly unconventional secret that plumbs the elusive nature of identification, fiction, interpretation and fact.

The Stones of Summer

Initially released to sparkling experiences in 1972, Dow Mossman's first and in simple terms novel is a sweeping coming-of-age story that spans 3 a long time within the lifetime of irrepressible Nineteen Fifties teenager Dawes Williams. incomes its writer comparisons to at the very least James Joyce, J. D. Salinger, and Mark Twain, this nice American novel built a passionate cult following -- at the same time it went out of print for greater than two decades -- and lately encouraged Mark Moskowitz's award-winning movie Stone Reader.

The Donor

The Donor, Helen FitzGerald's 5th novel, is a nail-biting mental mystery a couple of unmarried dad's horrorfying quandary. Will, who has given up every thing to elevate his dual daughters, has a poor option to make while either ladies endure kidney failure age 16.

Should he retailer one baby? if that is so, which one?

Should he purchase a kidney - be an organ tourist?

Should he sacrifice himself?

Or is there a fourth answer - one so negative it hasn't ever even crossed his mind?

Perfect for enthusiasts of Julia Crouch, Sophie Hannah and Laura Lippman, The Donor is a gripping mystery a few unmarried dad confronted with organ donation as his dual daughters conflict to outlive. Helen FitzGerald can also be the acclaimed writer of The Cry, which used to be longlisted for the Theakstons previous Peculier Crime Novel of the 12 months award.

Little Everyman: Stature and Masculinity in Eighteenth-Century English Literature

Eighteenth-century English literature, artwork, technological know-how, and pop culture exhibited an exceptional fascination with small male our bodies of assorted forms. Henry Fielding's Tom Thumb performs drew packed crowds, whereas public exhibitions marketed male dwarfs as paragons of English masculinity. Bawdy renowned poems featured diminutive males paired with huge, immense ladies, and beginner scientists anthropomorphized and gendered the "minute our bodies" they saw less than their trendy new pocket microscopes.

Additional info for Our Lady of Alice Bhatti

Sample text

Walter de Gruyter, 2008). For a brief history of research about social memory in general, see Jeffrey K. Olick and Joyce Robbins, “Social Memory Studies: From ‘Collective Memory’ to Historical Sociology of Mnemonic Practices,” AnnRevSociol 24 (1998): 105–40. 62 This means that because the broader public no longer spoke or understood Sumerian, oral transmission could no longer preserve the Sumerian part of Mesopotamia’s cultural identity. A vital part of Mesopotamia’s cultural memory was hence threatened with oblivion.

In other words, to avoid a disconnection between a culture and its cultural memory cultural memory needs to reflect the dynamic changes of society. In oral cultures this adjustment is automatic. The fixity of written texts makes such an ongoing adjustment of the written cultural memory of a society to its dynamic changes more challenging. While cultures and societies change written texts do not. When a culture develops but its written cultural memory does not develop with it, literature as the written cultural memory of a society is either readjusted to these developments or becomes obsolete.

As a consequence the Deluge came. The implication for a time of increased Greek cultural influence is evident. Greek acculturation is comparable to the teaching of the fallen heavenly Watchers. Its consequences will be as bad as the Deluge was. 84 Translation according to Hesiod. The Homeric Hymns and Homerica. 1959. Translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White. LCL. London: Heinemann, 199, 201. in the second degree 37 But the BW does not only issue a general warning against Hellenism. It is also more specific in its attack on the mixed marriages of Watchers and human women.

Download PDF sample

Rated 5.00 of 5 – based on 7 votes