At a cafe table in Lahore, a Pakistani man converses with a stranger. As dusk deepens to dark, he begins the tale that has brought him to this fateful meeting."
Winner of Anisfield-Wolf Book Award 2008.
Winner of Asian American Literary Awards: Fiction 2008.
Winner of English-Speaking Union of the United States Ambassador Book Awards: Fiction Category 2008.
Winner of The South Bank Show Awards: Literature 2008.
Commended for Australia-Asia Literary Award 2008.
Shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009.
Shortlisted for The South Bank Show Awards: Arts Council England Decibel Award 2008.
Shortlisted for T.R. Fyvel Book Award 2008.
Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Book Prizes: Fiction 2008.
Shortlisted for Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book - Eurasia 2008.