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CITY OF SPIES Book Launch Oct 1


a novel by Sorayya Khan

Book launch for the US publication of this acclaimed novel

Sunday, October 1, 2017

3 p.m

Buffalo Street Books

with introduction of the author by Barbara Adams, Writing, Ithaca College

Praise for CITY OF SPIES:

Through the eyes of a young girl, CITY OF SPIES brings to vivid life a crucial episode in the history of the United States and Pakistan, at the moment of the Iran hostage crisis.  The tensions and confusions of that time are intensely relevant today.  Sorayya Khan’s rich and compelling novel is a gem.

--Claire Messud

“This delicate political novel evokes the sights and smells of the Pakistan of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and General Zia. We are inside the head of a child spying on her past. I read CITY OF SPIES as the story of another school-girl in Pakistan, a different Malala. This Malala unmasks a whole new landscape of feeling.”

– Amitava Kumar

“CITY OF SPIES reminds readers that children bear witness to, and the weight of, the history unfolding around them.

--Book List

“Khan writes with lovely elegance… the novel is a moving success and necessary at a time when many of the same concerns have come to dominate our national (and international) consciousness.

--Kirkus Reviews

CITY OF SPIES is included on a Huffington Post list of top 28 New Fiction Books to Add to Your Must-Read List This Fall

READ SORAYYA KHAN's essay for FLEFF's 20 on 20 project, "Take Me Home,"


cosponsored by the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival in celebration of its 20th anniversary