Narrators Homer Todiwala and Nina Wadia alternate perspectives in this suspenseful thriller set in Mohalla, the red-light district of Lahore, Pakistan. Faraz Ali is a puppet on his father's strings--first he was taken away from his working mother, and now he's sent back to cover up the violent murder of a young female prostitute. Todiwala's level baritone guides listeners through this story. However, some listeners might wish for a more authentic representation of contemporary Pakistan, finding fault with the use of a British accent and the mispronunciation of Urdu words. Wadia delivers the voice of Faraz's mother and sister, who are portrayed in flashbacks. These soft-toned memories represent the hope and danger that are ever present for the lower classes of Pakistan. M.R. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2022]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593557136 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593557143 $76.00
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