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The Scatter Here Is Too Great

(2013)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A vivid and intricate novel-in-stories, The Scatter Here Is Too Great explores the complicated lives of ordinary people whose fates unexpectedly converge after a deadly bomb blast at the Karachi train station: an old communist poet; his wealthy, middle-aged son; a young man caught in an unpleasant, dead-end job; a girl who spins engaging tales to conceal her heartbreak; and a grief-stricken writer, who struggles to make sense of this devastating tragedy.

Bilal Tanweer reveals the pain, loneliness, and longing of these characters and celebrates the power of the written word to heal lives and communities plagued by violence. Elegantly weaving together different voices into a striking portrait of a city and its people, The Scatter Here Is Too Great is a tale as vibrant and varied in its characters, passions, and idiosyncrasies as the city itself.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Bilal Tanweer uses his many gifts as a writer to evoke a Karachi of humour, violence, frustration, love - and breathtaking stories at every turn. A wonderful debut." - Kamila Shamsie


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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Scatter Here is Too Great
Author(s): Bilal Tanweer
ISBN: 0-224-09911-6 / 978-0-224-09911-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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August 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Scatter Here Is Too Great
Author(s): Bilal Tanweer
ISBN: 0-06-230441-0 / 978-0-06-230441-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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December 2013 : Hardback
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Title: The Scatter Here is Too Great
Author(s): Bilal Tanweer
ISBN: 8184004591 / 978-8184004595
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Scatter Here is Too Great
Author(s): Bilal Tanweer
ISBN: 0-09-958984-2 / 978-0-09-958984-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Scatter Here Is Too Great (P.S. (Paperback))
Author(s): Bilal Tanweer
ISBN: 0-06-230445-3 / 978-0-06-230445-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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December 2014 : Paperback
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Title: The Scatter Here Is Too Great
Author(s): Bilal Tanweer
ISBN: 8184005997 / 978-8184005998
Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Scatter Here is Too Great
Author(s): Bilal Tanweer
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Scatter Here Is Too Great (P.S. (Paperback))
Author(s): Bilal Tanweer
Publisher: Harper
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