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Moth Smoke

by Mohsin Hamid
£7.99   paperback  Penguin Books Ltd (2011)

Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid In Lahore, Daru Shezad is a junior banker with a hashish habit. When his old friend Ozi moves back to Pakistan, Daru wants to be happy for him. Ozi has everything: a beautiful wife and child, an expensive foreign education - and a corrupt father who bankrolls his lavish lifestyle.
 
As jealousy sets in, Daru's life slowly unravels. He loses his job. Starts lacing his joints with heroin. Becomes involved with a criminally-minded rickshaw driver. And falls in love with Ozi's lonely wife.
 
But how low can Daru sink? Is he guilty of the crime he finds himself on trial for?

ISBN 13: 9780241953938 | ISBN 10: 0241953936