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Lynn Lynn said: " Unlike Lahiri, Mueenuddin writes of all the people of Pakistan and descriptively takes the reader on a tour of the nation. Extremely informative about life in Pakistan with appealing and appalling characters who pepper the life of the stories. "

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"Touted as the male Lahiri, Mueenuddin writes about Pakistan -- first story fascinating and well written!" Apr 30, 2009 07:21PM

 

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