The Flying Man (Paperback)
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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 16/08/2012
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THE FLYING MAN is the story of the ultimate immigrant from the twice Orange Prize long-listed author Roopa Farooki.

Meet Maqil - also known as Mike, Mehmet, Mikhail and Miguel - a chancer and charlatan.

A criminally clever man who tells a good tale, trading on his charm and good looks, reinventing himself with a new identity and nationality in each successive country he makes his home, abandoning wives and children and careers in the process. He's a compulsive gambler - driven to lose at least as much as he gains, in games of chance, and in life. A damaged man in search of himself.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755383405
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 246 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'One thing will always stand out when it matters: the author's voice. And Farooki has one to be proud of' * Independent on Sunday *
'Farooki manages the emotional minefield with humour and compassion' * The Times *
'One of the brightest young British authors to have emerged in recent years' * Bella *
'Ms Farooki creates the strong suspicion that she could tell a story about any type of people' * New York Times *

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“A Compelling Read”

I found this book to be a compelling read. The central character is flawed but has human qualities and you want to find out how he reached his situation. The book made me feel sympathetic to him although he has his... More

Paperback edition
27th November 2011
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“Good and interesting”

I really enjoyed the setting of this book and the premise.

It was brilliant to see how the world changed and how MSK refused to change. The settings and the backdrop of the story is brilliant throughout. In all... More

Hardback edition
27th November 2011
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“Couldn't put it down,,,”

This was a fantastic story spanning 80 years of the life of Maqil, a flawed but almost lovable character. The story leaves you wanting to know what he's going to get up to next and there's a few twists in... More

Paperback edition
2nd January 2012
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