Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Karachi, Youre Killing Me!

Karachi, Youre Killing Me! by Saba Imtiaz from Random House.

A hilarious comedy of manners in which a young reporter working in one of theworld’s most dangerous cities finds that dodging bullets and bombs still isn’t aschallenging as scoring a date. Ayesha is a twenty-something reporter in one of the world’s most dangerous cities.Her assignments range from showing up at bomb sites and picking her way throughscattered body parts to interviewing her boss’s niece, the couture-cupcake designer.

In between dicing with death and absurdity, Ayesha despairs over the likelihoodof ever meeting a nice guy, someone like her old friend Saad, whose shoulder shecries on after every romantic misadventure. Her choices seem limited to narcissistic,adrenaline-chasing reporters who’ll do anything to get their next story—to the spoiltoffspring of the Karachi elite who’ll do anything to cure their boredom.

Her mostpressing problem, however, is how to straighten her hair during the chronic poweroutages. Karachi, You’re Killing Me! is Bridget Jones’s Diary meets The Diary of a Social Butterfly—acomedy of manners in a city with none.

In our Fiction section, Rs. 299, in hardback, 272 pages, ISBN: 9788184004601

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