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The return of Faraz Ali / Aamina Ahmad.

Ahmad, Aamina, (author.).


"Not since childhood has Faraz returned to the Mohalla, Lahore's infamous walled inner city, where women still pass down the profession of courtesan to their daughters. But he still remembers the day he was abducted from the home he shared with his mother and sister there, at the direction of his powerful father, who wanted to give him a chance at a respectable life. Now Wajid, once more dictating his fate from afar, has sent Faraz back to Lahore, installing him as head of the Mohalla police station and charging him with a mission: to cover up the violent death of a young kanjari. It should be a simple assignment to carry out in a marginalized community, but for the first time in his career, Faraz finds himself unable to follow orders. As the city assailshim with a jumble of memories, he cannot stop asking questions or chasing down the walled city's labyrinthine alleyways for the secrets -- his family's and his own -- that risk shattering his precariously constructed existence. Profoundly intimate and propulsive, The Return of Faraz Ali is a spellbindingly assured first novel that poses a timeless question: Whom do we choose to protect, and at what price?" -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593330180
  • ISBN: 0593330188
  • Physical Description: 339 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2022.
Subject: Homecoming > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Violence > Death > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Police corruption > Fiction.
Lahore (Pakistan) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 7 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cass County.


  • 0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville F AHM 2022 (Text) 0002206092310 Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center F AHM 2022 (Text) 0002206031466 Adult Fiction Available -

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