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A Case of Exploding Mangoes

by Mohammed Hanif
£8.99   paperback  Vintage (2009)

A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif There is an ancient saying that when lovers fall out, a plane goes down. This is the story of one such plane. Why did a Hercules C130, the world's sturdiest plane, carrying Pakistan's military dictator General Zia ul Haq, go down on 17 August, 1988?
 
Was it because of:
 
1. Mechanical failure
2. Human error
3. The CIA's impatience
4. A blind woman's curse
5. Generals not happy with their pension plans
6. The mango season
 
Or could it be your narrator, Ali Shigri?
 
Teasing, provocative, and very, very funny, Mohammed Hanif's debut novel takes one of the subcontinent's enduring mysteries and out if it spins a tale as rich and colourful as a beggar's dream.

ISBN 13: 9780099516743 | ISBN 10: 0099516748

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