• Jusqu'où sommes-nous prêts à aller pour échapper à notre vie ?
    Anita, Monty et Sunny. Trois adolescents qui n'auraient jamais dû se rencontrer vont se croiser et se heurter à des choix terribles. Anita vit dans le plus grand bidonville de Karachi. Grâce à son voisin, un homme âgé dont les étagères regorgent de livres, elle découvre un moyen de s'évader de son morne quotidien. De l'autre côté de la ville habite Monty, fils d'un père autoritaire et richissime qui possède la moitié de la ville. Mais Monty, troublé par l'arrivée d'une fille rebelle dans son école, s'écarte de la voie qui lui était toute tracée. Sunny, lui, est né en Angleterre où son père a émigré dans l'espoir d'une vie meilleure. Cependant, il ne s'intègre pas. Séduit par le charisme de son cousin revenu de Syrie, Sunny pense avoir enfin trouvé sa communauté.
    Jusqu'où seront-ils prêts à aller pour échapper à leur destin ?
    " Vous ne pourrez qu'être émus par la profonde sagesse qui se dégage du nouveau roman de Fatima Bhutto et par sa capacité à saisir notre époque tourmentée. "

    Elif Shafak, autrice de La Bâtarde d'Istanbul

  • Mir Ali, petite ville rebelle du Pakistan, à la frontière de l'Afghanistan, premier jour de l'Aïd. Au cours d'une matinée cruciale se joue le destin d'une famille dans un univers de feu et de sang.
    Trois frères aux trajectoires opposées : l'aîné a rejeté son pays pour le rêve américain, le deuxième a opté pour la neutralité en devenant médecin à Mir Ali, le benjamin poursuit la lutte de son père pour l'indépendance.
    Au centre de leurs vies, deux femmes. L'une, engagée dans la rébellion, est prête à tout pour défendre son combat. L'autre, épouse du médecin, a sombré après la mort de leur fils tué dans un attentat.
    Au fil des heures qui s'écoulent, leurs choix, leurs erreurs et leurs sacrifices vont les rapprocher ou les séparer définitivement...

  • In September 1996, a fourteen-year-old Fatima Bhutto hid in a windowless dressing room, shielding her baby brother while shots rang out in the streets outside the family home in Karachi. This was the evening that her father Murtaza was murdered, along with six of his associates. In December 2007, Benazir Bhutto, Fatima's aunt, and the woman she had publically accused of ordering her father's murder, was assassinated in Rawalpindi.It was the latest in a long line of tragedies for one of the world's best known political dynasties.

    Songs of Blood and Sword tells the story of a family of rich feudal landlords - the proud descendents of a warrior caste - who became powerbrokers in the newly created state of Pakistan. It is an epic tale full of the romance and legend of feudal life, the glamour and licence of the international political elite and ultimately, the tragedy of four generations of a family defined by a political idealism that would destroy them.

    The history of this extraordinary family mirrors the tumultuous events of Pakistan itself, and the quest to find the truth behind her father's murder has led Fatima to the heart of her country's volatile political establishment.It is the history of a nation from Partition through the struggle with India over Kashmir, the Cold War, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan up to the post 9/11 'War on Terror'.

    It is also a book about a daughter's love for her father and her searchto uncover, and to understand, the truth of his life and death. It is a book about a family and nation riven by murder, corruption, conspiracy and division, written by one who has lived it, in the heart of the storm.

    Songs of Blood and Sword is a book of international significance by a young woman who has already established herself as a brave and passionate campaigner.

  • Fatima Bhutto's stunning debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan's Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border.

    Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. The second, a doctor, goes to check in at his hospital. His troubled wife does not join the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. And the youngest, the idealist, leaves for town on a motorbike. Seated behind him is a beautiful, fragile girl whose life and thoughts are overwhelmed by the war that has enveloped the place of her birth.

    Three hours later their day will end in devastating circumstances.

    The Shadow of the Crescent Moon chronicles the lives of five young people trying to live and love in a world on fire. Individuals are pushed to make terrible choices. And, as the events of this single morning unfold, one woman is at the centre of it all.

    'A first novel of uncommon poise and acuity, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is set in an old and protracted war for land and dignity. But its swift and suspenseful narrative describes a fiercely contemporary battle in the human heart: between the seductive fantasy of personal freedom and the tenacious claims of family, community and history.' Pankaj Mishra Fatima Bhutto was born in Kabul, grew up in Damascus, and lives in Karachi. This is her first novel.

  • Anglais Democracy

    Fatima Bhutto

    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.

  • Long-listed for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, a lyrical novel set over the course of one morning in a small town in Pakistan Fatima Bhutto's stunning debut novel chronicles the lives of five young people trying to live and love in a world on fire. Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan's Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border.Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. Sikandar is exhausted by Mina's instability and by the pall of grief that has enveloped his family. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined.The youngest of the three leaves for town on a motorbike. An idealist, Hayat holds strong to his deathbed promise to their father--to free Mir Ali from oppressors. Seated behind him is a beautiful, fragile girl whose life and thoughts are overwhelmed by the war that has enveloped the place of her birth.Three hours later their day will end in devastating circumstances.In this beautifully observed novel, individuals are pushed to make terrible choices. And as the events of this single morning unfold, one woman is at the center of it all.
    Praise for The Shadow of the Crescent Moon "Bhutto writes of an extraordinary place where beauty lives alongside brutality, with superb poise and a kind of defiant lyricism." --The Times (UK) "[The Shadow of the Crescent Moon] is... a human story, with love as well as ideology - Bhutto blends the two adroitly (and) writes with great poignancy, keeping the emotional pitch high." --Financial Times

  • In September 1996, a fourteen-year-old Fatima Bhutto hid in a windowless dressing room, shielding her baby brother while shots rang out in the streets outside the family home in Karachi. This was the evening that her father Murtaza was murdered, along with six of his associates. In December 2007, Benazir Bhutto, Fatima's aunt, and the woman she had publically accused of ordering her father's murder, was assassinated in Rawalpindi. It was the latest in a long line of tragedies for one of the world's best known political dynasties. Songs of Blood and Sword tells the story of a family of rich feudal landlords - the proud descendents of a warrior caste - who became powerbrokers in the newly created state of Pakistan. It is an epic tale full of the romance and legend of feudal life, the glamour and licence of the international political elite and ultimately, the tragedy of four generations of a family defined by a political idealism that would destroy them. The history of this extraordinary family mirrors the tumultuous events of Pakistan itself, and the quest to find the truth behind her father's murder has led Fatima to the heart of her country's volatile political establishment. It is the history of a nation from Partition through the struggle with India over Kashmir, the Cold War, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan up to the post 9/11 "War on Terror." It is also a book about a daughter's love for her father and her search to uncover, and to understand, the truth of his life and death. It is a book about a family and nation riven by murder, corruption, conspiracy and division, written by one who has lived it, in the heart of the storm. Songs of Blood and Sword is a book of international significance by a young woman who has already established herself as a brave and passionate campaigner.

  • Anglais The Crow Eaters

    Bhutto Fatima

    'One of the great comic novels of the 20th Century.' - Hanif Kureishi Seeking capitalist ventures and fortune, Faredoon 'Freddy' Junglewalla moves his family - his pregnant wife, children and belligerent mother-in-law - from their ancestral village in rural India to the bustling metropolis of Lahore. Welcomed by the small but tight-knit Parsi community, Freddy establishes a booming business and his family soon become one of the most respected in Lahore. It seems that the only thing holding Freddy back is his sizeable and burdensome mother-in-law.
    As his family grows, and events - funny, tragic and life-changing - occur, Freddy's reach permeates the wider country and an intricate portrait of colonial India is revealed. But when tragedy forces Freddy to rethink his legacy, intimations of historic change loom on the country's horizon.
    Wickedly funny and searingly honest, The Crow Eaters is a vibrant portrait of a Parsi family taking its place in colonial India on the brink of the 20th Century, from one of Pakistan's best-loved and finest novelists.

empty