Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by Mohammed Hanif audiobook

Our Lady of Alice Bhatti

By Mohammed Hanif
Read by Nimra Bucha

Dreamscape 9780224082051
7.99 Hours Unabridged
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The patients of the Sacred Heart Hospital for All Ailmentsneed a miracle. Alice Bhatti may be just what they’re looking for. She’s thenew junior nurse, but that’s the only ordinary thing about her. She’s just beenreleased from the Borstal Jail for Women and Children. But more to the point,she’s the daughter of a part-time healer in the French Colony, Karachi’sinfamous Christian slum, and it seems she has, unhappily, inherited hispart-time gift. With a bit of begrudging but inspired improvisation, Alicebegins to bring succor to the patients lining the hospital’s corridors andcamped outside its gates. But all is not miraculous. Alice is a Christian in anIslamic world, ensnared in the red tape of hospital bureaucracy, trapped by thecaste system, torn between her duty to her patients, her father and her husband,who is a former bodybuilding champion, now an apprentice to the nefarious“Gentleman’s Squad” of the Karachi police, and about to drag Alice into asituation so dangerous that perhaps not even a miracle will be able to savethem. But, of course, Alice Bhatti is no ordinary young woman. At once a high comedy of errors and a searing illumination ofthe seemingly unchangeable role of women in Pakistan’s lower-caste society, OurLady of Alice Bhatti is a resounding confirmation of Mohammed Hanif’sgifts of storytelling and of razor-sharp social satire.

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Summary

The patients of the Sacred Heart Hospital for All Ailmentsneed a miracle. Alice Bhatti may be just what they’re looking for. She’s thenew junior nurse, but that’s the only ordinary thing about her. She’s just beenreleased from the Borstal Jail for Women and Children. But more to the point,she’s the daughter of a part-time healer in the French Colony, Karachi’sinfamous Christian slum, and it seems she has, unhappily, inherited hispart-time gift.

With a bit of begrudging but inspired improvisation, Alicebegins to bring succor to the patients lining the hospital’s corridors andcamped outside its gates. But all is not miraculous. Alice is a Christian in anIslamic world, ensnared in the red tape of hospital bureaucracy, trapped by thecaste system, torn between her duty to her patients, her father and her husband,who is a former bodybuilding champion, now an apprentice to the nefarious“Gentleman’s Squad” of the Karachi police, and about to drag Alice into asituation so dangerous that perhaps not even a miracle will be able to savethem. But, of course, Alice Bhatti is no ordinary young woman.

At once a high comedy of errors and a searing illumination ofthe seemingly unchangeable role of women in Pakistan’s lower-caste society, OurLady of Alice Bhatti is a resounding confirmation of Mohammed Hanif’sgifts of storytelling and of razor-sharp social satire.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Relentlessly readable.” Guardian
“Funny. Faulty-Towers funny.The silliness is anarchic and profound. A ripping story and a rowdy piece of art.” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Mohammed Hanif

Author Bio: Mohammed Hanif

Mohammed Hanif is a Pakistani writer and journalist. His first novel A Case of Exploding Mangoes was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. It won the Commonwealth Book Prize for Best First Book and the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. He has also written for the stage and screen, including a feature film, The Long Night.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English