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In Other Rooms, Other Wonders | [Daniyal Mueenuddin]

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Pakistani author Daniyal Mueenuddin, an "elegant stylist with a light touch" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), crafts eight intricately connected short stories. Each compelling tale revolves around the life and legacy of K. K. Harouni, a wealthy landowner in feudal, corruption-fueled Lahore. In this cutthroat society, a servant girl can immediately gain prestige by seducing a powerful married man - and then lose it just as swiftly.
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Pakistani author Daniyal Mueenuddin, an "elegant stylist with a light touch" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), crafts eight intricately connected short stories. Each compelling tale revolves around the life and legacy of K. K. Harouni, a wealthy landowner in feudal, corruption-fueled Lahore. In this cutthroat society, a servant girl can immediately gain prestige by seducing a powerful married man - and then lose it just as swiftly.

©2009 Daniyal Mueenuddin; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“A remarkable debut by a Punjabi writer who has gained plaudits from Mohsin Hamid and Salman Rushdie. A small book that reveals, in every detail, the extent to which life in Pakistan is dictated as much by whom you know as what you do.” (The Economist)

“In this labyrinth of power games and exploits, Mueenuddin inserts luminous glimmers of longing, loss and, most movingly, unfettered love.” (The New York Times)

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders is a collection full of pleasures.” (The Washington Post)

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    Cariola Chambersburg, PA USA 07-19-11
    Cariola Chambersburg, PA USA 07-19-11 Member Since 2005

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    "Difficult but Intriguing"

    I tend to like collections of stories that are interwoven, stories in which characters recur, so I enjoyed this book. However, it wasn't an easy or pleasant listening experience. Muyeenuddin is representing a different culture, a harsh one that can be hard for an American to understand or even care about. Some of his characters are downright unlikeable; others are pathetic to the point that they need a good shake--but that is all part of the world this book represents. I feel that I learned a lot about another culture, and about the common humanity that underlies our differences.

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    Susan B. Bay Area, CA 10-23-10
    Susan B. Bay Area, CA 10-23-10 Member Since 2005

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    "Can't relate to the characters"

    Read this book for book club, couldn't wait for it to end. Characters very unsympathetic. Can't imagine why this was an award winning book

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