The Scatter Here Is Too Great

The Scatter Here Is Too Great

Book - 2014 | First edition.
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A collection of novels-in-stories that explores the complicated lives of ordinary people whose fates unexpectedly converge after a deadly bomb blast at a train station in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city.
Publisher: New York : Harper, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062304414
Branch Call Number: TANWE
Characteristics: 193 pages ; 22 cm

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A collection of novels-in-stories that explores the complicated lives of ordinary people whose fates unexpectedly converge after a deadly bomb blast at a train station in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city.


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mbq77
Feb 20, 2017

addictive and well-written.

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uncommonreader
Jun 02, 2016

Bilal Tanweer is a talented writer who loves his city of Karachi and takes a post-modern approach of linked fragments to tell the story of his city. He was a protégé of Kamila Shamsie and this book is obviously a debut in its self-consciousness and striving always to find the perfect word.

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Mothercat
Jan 22, 2015

Hmmm ... I found bits of this book interesting, but with the number of different characters 'speaking', I struggled to make the connection between some of them and how they related to the story.

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quagga
Dec 27, 2014

These interconnected short stories set in contemporary Pakistan made my heart feel bigger.

ChristchurchLib Oct 19, 2014

"After a deadly bomb blast at the Karachi train station, the lives of ordinary people—an old communist poet; his wealthy, middle-aged son; a young man; a heartbroken girl; and a grief-stricken writer—become entwined as they try to make sense of this devastating tragedy." Fiction A to Z October 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/b4d75948-aeaa-4817-ab98-70bcd4d15106?postId=c3f00842-81e3-434e-b56a-37ff9a3716d8

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