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THE FLYING MAN is the story of the ultimate immigrant from the twice Orange Prize long-listed author Roopa Farooki.

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.

Reviews

'One thing will always stand out when it matters: the author's voice. And Farooki has one to be proud of'
<I> Independent on Sunday </I>
'Farooki manages the emotional minefield with humour and compassion'
<I> The Times </I>
'One of the brightest young British authors to have emerged in recent years'
<I> Bella </I>
'Ms Farooki creates the strong suspicion that she could tell a story about any type of people'
<I> New York Times </I>