Duty Free

Duty Free

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
Jane Austen's Emma, transported to the outrageous social melee of 21st-century Lahore.

Our plucky heroine's cousin, Jonkers, has been dumped by his low-class, slutty secretary, and our heroine has been charged with finding him a suitable wife -- a rich, fair, beautiful, old-family type. Quickly. But, between you, me and the four walls, who wants to marry poor, plain, hapless Jonkers?

As our heroine social-climbs her way through weddings-sheddings, GTs (get togethers, of course) and ladies' lunches trying to find a suitable girl from the right bagground, she discovers to her dismay that her cousin has his own ideas about his perfect mate. And secretly, she may even agree.

Full of wit and wickedness and as clever as its heroine is clueless, Duty Free is a delightful romp through Pakistani high society -- though, even as it makes you cry with laughter, it makes you wince at the gulf between our heroine's glitteringly shallow life and the country that is falling apart, day by day, around her Louboutin-clad feet. Moni Mohsin, already a huge bestseller in India, has been hailed as a modern-day Jane Austen, and compared to Nancy Mitford and Helen Fielding. Duty Free is social satire at its biting best.

Baker & Taylor
A woman from modern Lahore is tapped to help her business owner cousin, Jonkers, to find a suitable wife in spite of his awkward nature and tendency to fall for unsuitable women, a task that is complicated by the main character's parenting responsibilities and competitive social activities. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

Jane Austen's Emma, transported to the outrageous social melâee of 21st-century Lahore, where matchmaking is no easy job. Our plucky heroine's cousin Jonkers has been dumped by his low-class secretary, and our heroine has been charged with finding him a suitable wife--a rich, fair, beautiful, old-family type. Quickly. But, between you, me and the four walls, who wants to marry poor, plain, hapless Jonkers? As our heroine social-climbs her way through weddings, sheddings, and ladies' lunches, trying to find a suitable girl from the right background, she discovers to her dismay that her cousin has his own ideas about his perfect mate. Meanwhile, her own marriage is faltering, money troubles are mounting, and armed, angry "beardos" from the hinterlands are closing in on Lahore, threatening everything she holds dear.--From publisher description.
A woman from modern Lahore is tapped to help her business owner cousin, Jonkers, to find a suitable wife in spite of his awkward nature and tendency to fall for unsuitable women, a task that is complicated by the main character's parenting responsibilities and competitive social activities.

Publisher: New York : Broadway Paperbacks, c2011
Edition: 1st Broadway Paperbacks ed
ISBN: 9780307889249
0307889246
Characteristics: 253 p. ; 21 cm

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