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Who knew that in the battle against oppression a woman's greatest weapon would be a cricket ball? A determined young woman's plan to escape from Taliban-ruled Afghanistan (and a cruel Taliban commander who is determined to marry her) depends on the outcome of an unusual cricket match.
Timeri N. Murari is an award winning writer, filmmaker, and playwright. Time magazine chose his film, The Square Circle, for its top ten of the year in 1997. His works include the bestselling novel, Taj, which has been translated into over twenty languages. Timeri lives with his wife in his ancestral home in Madras, India.
A wonderful and heart-warming story of love, family and cricket. * Bookgeeks.co.uk * A strange and alluring combination of cricket, the Taliban, and a lively, clever heroine makes this novel unputdownable. * New Books * This book is funny, moving, harrowing, romantic and readable. * TheBookBag.co.uk * Cinematic descriptions of war, and the joy of cricket, score highly * Observer * Murari's novel exerts a strong emotional grip as we follow the Taliban's brutality with mounting horror. The result is an unusual mix of tension, farce and profound outrage. * Financial Times * A wonderful and revealing book * The Sun * An engaging read and a real page turner * Red *