In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

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In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

By Daniyal Mueenuddin

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393337204, 247pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2009

Together the stories inIn Other Rooms, Other Wonders make up a vivid portrait of feudal Pakistan, describing the advantages and constraints of social station, the dissolution of old ways, and the shock of change. Refined, sensuous, by turn humorous, elegiac, and tragic, Mueenuddin evokes the complexities of the Pakistani feudal order as it is undermined and transformed.

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009

Writers use the phrase "back story" to mean the background or history of their characters. Morning Edition is asking three acclaimed writers for the back story of world events. All were finalists for this year's National Book Award. First up is Pakistani author Daniyal Mueenuddin, who set his book in Pakistan. He talks with Steve Inskeep about his book of short stories, In Other Rooms, Other Wonders. More at

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