[ Free Audible ] Our Lady of Alice Bhatti Author Mohammed Hanif – Bilb-weil.de

The Patients Of The Sacred Heart Hospital For All Ailments Are Looking For A Miracle, And Alice Bhatti Is Looking For A Job Alice Is A Candidate For The Position Of Junior Nurse, Grade 4 It Is Only A Few Weeks Since Her Release From Borstal She Has Returned To Her Childhood Home In The French Colony, Where Her Father, Recently Retired From His Position As Chief Janitor, Continues As Part Time Healer, And Full Time Headache For The Local Church It Seems She Has Inherited Some Of His Gift.With Guidance From The Working Nurse S Manual, And Some Tricks She Picked Up In Prison, Alice Brings Succour To The Thousands Of Patients Littering The Hospital S Corridors And Concrete Courtyard In The Process She Attracts The Attention Of A Lovesick Patient, Teddy Bunt, Apprentice To The Nefarious Gentleman Squad Of The Karachi Police They Fall In Love Teddy With Sudden Violence, Alice With Cautious Optimism.Their Love Is Unexpected, But The Consequences Are Not.Alice Soon Finds That Her New Life Is Built On Foundations As Unstable As Those Of Her Home A Catholic Snubbed By Other Catholics, Who Are In Turn Hated By Everyone Around Them, She Is Also Put At Risk By Her Husband, Who Does Two Things That No Member Of The Gentlemen Squad Has Ever Done Fall In Love With A Working Girl, And Allow A Potentially Dangerous Suspect To Get Away Can Teddy And Alice Ever Live In Peace Can Two People Make A Life Together Without Destroying The Very Thing That United Them It Seems Unlikely, But Then Alice Bhatti Is No Ordinary NurseFilled With Wit, Colour And Pathos, Our Lady Of Alice Bhatti Is A Glorious Story Of Second Chances, Thwarted Ambitions And Love In Unlikely Places, Set In The Febrile Streets Of Downtown Karachi It Is The Remarkable New Novel From The Author Of A Case Of Exploding Mangoes.


10 thoughts on “Our Lady of Alice Bhatti

  1. Abubakar Mehdi Abubakar Mehdi says:

    It is not without regret that I have to admit it now I never read a novel written by a Pakistani writer in English Our Lady of Alice Bhatti is where I started from and I couldn t possibly have selected a better book Alice Bhatti, previously an inmate in the Borstal Jail, is applying for the job of a nurse in a Catholic Charity Hospital, knowing that she belongs to a depleting minority of Catholics in Karachi who have any chance of getting a decent job The story revolves around her...


  2. Afini Afini says:

    The one thing that captures my interest every time I pick up a novel written by Pakistani authors is always the context of the novel In case of these types of novels, it is always the cultural context which gives colours to the stories told Any story that takes place in Pakistan or the Middle East never fails to captivate me My first experience reading these kinds of novels was when I enrolled in a Global Literature course in my college Since then, I have been constantly on the lookout for The one thing that captures my interest every time I pick up a novel written by Pakistani authors is always the context of the novel In case of these types of novels, it is always the cultural context which gives colours to the stories told Any story that takes place in Pakistan or the Middle East never fails to captivate me My first experience reading these kinds of novels was when I enrolled in a Global Literature course in my college Since then, I h...


  3. Anum Shaharyar Anum Shaharyar says:

    Mohammad Hanif is one of those writers, you know The one that everyone in Pakistan seems to have read The one that so many people just love And it s very, very hard to go into a book with that level of expectation and not be a little disappointed.I tried to brace myself before reading this by talking...


  4. Katherine Katherine says:

    My job is to cure people, to cure them at the worst of times I don t decide when someone is going to die He does He raises his forefinger towards the ceiling Alice Bhatti looks at the ceiling fan in confusion Put Your Faith in Philips, it says 4 5 they are attracted to bomb blast sites like flies to She usually finds a rotting seasonal fruit to complete her analysis of the state of the national health 30 There was a time in Joseph Bhatti s life when he could have stood at a My job is to cure people, to cure them at the worst of times I don t decide when someone is going to die He does He raises his forefinger towards the ceiling Alice Bhatti looks at the ceiling fan in confusion Put Your Faith in Philips, it says 4 5 they are attracted to bomb blast sites like flies to She usually finds a rotting seasonal fruit to complete her analysis of the state of the national health 30 There was a time in Joseph Bhatti s life when he could have stood at a street corner and made a speech about camels, but these days you never know Especially with people who like calendars with tastefully photographed camels 47 And then Joseph feels sad that s all his daughter is good at, looking pretty and bashing up octogenarian professionals 51 Alice Bhatti doesn t pay particular attention to the Surfer or its number p...


  5. Eleanor Eleanor says:

    I had trouble getting into the flow of this book Was it supposed to be comic in spite of the violence Because of the violence Would I understand it better if I wasused to the rhythm of a chaotic city like Karachi There is a tool necessary for full appreciation of this book that I fear I don t have Yet, as always with books chosen by my newly resurrected book club, I am appreciative of the chance to read something that I would never otherwise have read The writing is interesting a l I had trouble getting into the flow of this book Was it supposed to be comic in spite of the violence Because of the violence Would I understand it better if I wasused to the rhythm of a chaotic city like Karachi There i...


  6. Zainab Zainab says:

    A gripping novel Unputdownable yes Has an ending that takes you back to the beginning and literally so Mohammed Hanif s craft at story telling is spellbinding Specially towards the end chapter 26 onwards my curiosity was at the edge From the beginning to the end the book is elaborate in its surprises And the petition by Joseph Bhatti in the end is quite tactfully placed Gives a whole new outlook to the novel.Hanif draws a vivid and sadly, a true picture of the state of affairs in ou A gripping novel Unputdownable yes Has an ending that takes you back to the beginning and literally so Mohammed Hanif s craft at story telling is spellbinding Specially towards the end chapter 26 onwards...


  7. Mah-i-kan Kurd Mah-i-kan Kurd says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Ever since, I was 8, I knew Christians were one of the worst treated minorities in Pakistan and so were nurses, especially after the glorified fetish and related videos so easily accessible to the common man This book just proved all my assumptions, regarding both The author highlighte...


  8. Ava Butzu Ava Butzu says:

    Because I was smitten by both Moth Smoke and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid, I was convinced that Our Lady would be similarly compellingafter all, the book came with accolades from multiple reputable book reviews However, placing these two writers on the same level simply both authors set their stories in Pakistan is a poor point of comparison Where Hamid s characters are compelling and complex and his plots a series of interlocked events that spiral his characters towa Because I was smitten by both Moth Smoke and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid, I was convinced that Our Lady would be similarly compellingafter all, the book came with accolades from multiple reputable book reviews However, placing these two writers on the same level simply both authors set their stories in Pakistan is a poor point of comparison Where Hamid s characters are compelling and complex and his plots a series of interlocked events that spiral his characters towar...


  9. Neha Neha says:

    Witty, racy and dark riveting writing style of Hanif I am clueless to the real challenges of a country or a religion and my opinions are coloured by media and literature, so I will limit my review to the writing and the plot neutralising any references to a religion or country.Hanif shows you the underbelly and madness of a country s political and feudal society The strong influence of prejudice, power and fundamentalism in all spheres of life where your identity is either of a bigot or a Witty, racy and dark riveting writing style of Hanif I am clueless to the real challenges of a country or a religion and my opinions are coloured by media and literature, so I will limit my review to the writing and the plot neutralising any references to a religio...


  10. Rusalka Rusalka says:

    I read the author s earlier book A Case of Exploding Mangoes a few years ago I enjoyed the writing but couldn t really connect with the subject matter I picked this one up, read the blurb and thought Here we go, I ll be able to this one better than military parade fiction And while I can, the story of Alice who has come from a disadva...