The Runaways

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Anita lives in Karachi’s biggest slum. Her mother is a maalish wali, paid to massage the tired bones of rich women. But Anita’s life will change forever when she meets her elderly neighbour, a man whose shelves of books promise an escape to a different world. On the other side of Karachi lives Monty, whose father owns half the city and expects great things of him. But when a beautiful and rebellious girl joins his school, Monty will find his life going in a very different direction. Sunny’s father left India and went to England to give his son the opportunities he never had. Yet Sunny doesn’t fit in anywhere. It’s only when his charismatic cousin comes back into his life that he realises his life could hold more possibilities than he ever imagined.

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This compelling, breath-taking read for fans of AMERICAN DIRT will make you question everything you thought you knew

One of the ‘most important and prescient’ books – Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes, The High Low

‘Bhutto’s new novel will move you’ – Elif Shafak
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On the cusp of adulthood, three young people are about to make the most momentous decision of their lives.

Anita
lives in Karachi’s slums – fearful that her fate is to serve the rich, until an elderly neighbour offers her an escape into another world . . .

Monty belongs to Karachi’s elite – his future is mapped out, until he meets a beautiful, rebellious girl . . .

Sunny is a Portsmouth teenager – he is suffocated by the love and expectation of his father, until his charismatic cousin shows him a way to be his own man . . .

These three paths are about to collide.

And when they do, Anita, Monty and Sunny will find themselves at the mercy of powers beyond their control, and faced with a choice that will change them forever.
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‘This is a bold and probing novel from a writer strikingly alert to something small and true’ Guardian

‘Bhutto’s new novel will move you its profound wisdom and sharp grasp of our turbulent times’ Elif Shafak

‘A shocking, moving, and deeply compassionate novel’ Vogue

‘Every page of this is priceless’ Gary Shteyngart

‘Stunning’ Sunday Times

‘Highly topical . . . The Runaways offers an unflinching look at the key subjects of our time’ Financial Times

‘A timely read that does a brilliant job of depicting the human cost when violence shifts from abstraction to reality’ Mail on Sunday

‘An illuminating guide through the great disorder of our times’ Pankaj Mishra, author of Age of Anger

‘Powerful and moving … A book that anyone rushing to condemn young people for being radicalised should read’ Anne Youngson, author of Meet Me at the Museum

‘Provocative and resolutely compassionate’ Traveller

Additional information

Weight 0.298 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.6 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

421

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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