Eaton itibaren Iwonicz, Polonya
This book is supposed to be funny. I suppose it is, but it also, sadly confirmed many of my Yankee biases about Southern "culture." Will be interesting to discuss this with my book club this September, and get the perspective of all the Southern members (and see if the other Northerners agree with me!).
My husband is from Pakistan, so when I first heard about this novel, I had to read it as I had never read any Pakistani literature. The story takes place in Lahore and is about a young Pakistani man, Daru. He is on the bottom-most tier of the young elite in Lahore... he doesn't have as much money or power as his friends. In fact most of what he has, he owes to his childhood friend Ozi's family. After Daru gets fired from his job he begins a downward spiral of drugs, crime and betrayal.