Our Lady of Alice Bhatti

Editorial reviews

Our Lady of Alice Bhatti

The scorn Hanif heaps on his homeland is endless, disdainful beyond words. But his deep affection for his characters and their daily struggles makes this a perversely beautiful book.

At its best, “Our Lady of Alice Bhatti” isn’t amusing or entertaining or anything so mealy-mouthed. It’s belly-laugh-inducing.

Laced with humor, often ribald and iconoclastic, this is an insightful tale of pain and love, a story of a quest for humanity and grace in a desperate, chaotic society.