"One lazy Karachi evening, Brigadier Azad is pre-occupied with thoughts of his mistress, when he is disturbed by the urgent news of a coup threatening the peace in Pakistan. In crisp military prose and with classic dry wit, Fatima Bhutto lays bare the constant tussle between the military and everybody else."
Fatima Bhutto was born in Kabul. She is the author of a book of poetry, three works of non-fiction, including her bestselling memoir Songs of Blood and Sword, and two immensely acclaimed novels: The Shadow of the Crescent Moon, which was longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction, and more recently, The Runaways.
Fatima Bhutto was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1982. She grew up in Syria and Pakistan. She is the author of four previous books, most recently the highly acclaimed The Shadow of the Crescent Moon which was longlisted in 2014 for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction.