The Flying Man by Roopa Farooki

The Flying Man
Roopa Farooki

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Longlisted for the 2012 Women's Prize for Fiction

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.

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