Our Lady of Alice Bhatti (Paperback)
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Our Lady of Alice Bhatti (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 04/10/2012
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The patients of the Sacred Heart Hospital for All Ailments in Karachi are looking for a miracle. Junior nurse, ex-prisoner and part-time healer Alice Bhatti is looking for a job. With guidance from the working nurse's manual, and some tricks she picked up in prison, Alice starts work at the crowded hospital bringing help to the thousands of patients littering the corridors. But her new life isn't easy and on top of everything else Alice impulsively falls for optimist and loveable good Teddy Butt - a ragtag law enforcement officer by night and a bodybuilder by day. Can Alice and Teddy live happily ever after? Will the hospital accept her unorthodox ways? It all seems unlikely, but then Alice Bhatti is no ordinary nurse and this is downtown Karachi where the unusual is ordinary ...

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099516750
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Belly-laugh-inducing. Sam Lypsyte funny. Faulty-Towers funny.The silliness is anarchic and profound...a ripping story and a rowdy piece of art" * New York Times *
"Relentlessly readable" * Guardian *
"Alice Bhatti's Karachi is so alive with sensations that you can smell the sewers, hear the screeching of tyres, and feel the humidity" * Scotsman *
"Superbly witty" * The Times *
"An amusingly anarchic tale of Karachi life" * Lady *

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