One Karachi afternoon as cars and people crowd onto a busy street in the middle of town a bomb explodes. Nothing will be the same again for the lives torn apart by the blast: an ageing communist poet whose only occupation is ranting at people in buses; his estranged son a high-flying businessman who yearns for the love of his own children; a young woman who spins tales for her little brother to conceal her heartbreak; a pistol-packing youth whose job is to find loan defaulters. And in the midst of this a reluctant writer struggles to find words for his broken city. Told in a rich variety of voices The Scatter Here Is Too Great gives a human heart to a city of inhuman violence.; Product Description About the Author Bilal Tanweer recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including a Fulbright Scholarship for an MFA in creative writing at Columbia University has been published by Granta magazine’s New Voices the UK-based Critical Muslim (edited by Ziauddin Sardar) and the Life’s Too Short Literary Review (Hachette India). He is also the recipient of a PEN scholarship and has translated Ibn-e Safi’s House of Fear for Random House India.; Paperback: 214 pages Publisher: Vintage Books/ Random House India (15 December 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 8184005997 ISBN-13: 978-8184005998
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