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The Flying Man

The Flying Man

(2012)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Meet Maqil - also known as Mike, Mehmet, Mikhail, and Miguel - a chancer and charlatan. A criminally clever man who tells a good tale, trading on his charm and good looks, reinventing himself with a new identity and nationality in each successive country he makes his home, abandoning wives and children and careers in the process.

He's a compulsive gambler - driven to lose at least as much as he gains, in games of chance, and in life. A damaged man in search of himself. From the day he was delivered in Lahore, Pakistan, alongside his stillborn twin, he proved he was a born survivor. He has been a master of flying escapes, from Cairo to Paris, from London to Hong Kong, humbled by love, outliving his peers, and ending up old and alone in a budget hotel in Biarritz some 80 years later.

His chequered history is catching up with him: His tracks have been uncovered and his latest wife, his children, his creditors, and former business associates all want to pin him down. But even at the end, Maqil just can't resist trying it on; he's still playing his game, and the game won't be over until it's been won.

 
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Used availability for Roopa Farooki's The Flying Man


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Hardback Editions

January 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: The Flying Man
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-7553-8338-9 / 978-0-7553-8338-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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2012 : UK Hardback
Title: The Flying Man
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-7553-9417-8 / 978-0-7553-9417-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
Availability: Amazon   

Paperback Editions

July 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Flying Man
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 1-4722-1215-0 / 978-1-4722-1215-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HACHETTE INDIA
Availability: Amazon   

August 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Flying Man
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-7553-8340-0 / 978-0-7553-8340-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Flying Man
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-7553-8339-7 / 978-0-7553-8339-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Flying Man
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
Publisher: Headline Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Flying Man
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon CA   

January 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Flying Man
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon UK   



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