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The One Hundred

4.57 of 5 stars 4.57  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  1 review
The 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award quarterfinalist, this timely debut novel, based on a true story, is exhilarating and emotionally gripping. A tale of rage and betrayal, where friendship and loyalty overcome incredible odds, takes the readers deep into the historical streets of Lahore, Pakistan. This is a remarkable, heartbreaking story of a chance encounter between ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Indus Valley Press
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Nick Phillips
This is a very impressive debut novel that really brings Lahore and the lives of the street children who live there to life. Stylistically there are shades of Zola and Dickens with Oliver Twist being the most obvious comparison though by the end it was Therese Raquin that it most strongly brought to life. It's part whodunit, especially for those of us who don't know the true story on which it is based, and part whydunit with elements of suspense carrying on right up to the end.

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