Book Reviews,  FICTION,  India/Pakistan/Afghanistan,  Prize Winner,  Short stories

n Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin ** (of 4)

Eight short stories of contemporary life in Pakistan.  Most of the short stories cover decades or lifetimes:  way too much material to summarize in just a couple dozen pages.  In each, men and women fall in love and inevitably hearts are broken.  All the women in the stories suffer economic, psychological, and sometimes physical pain.  Ewww.  The most overrated book of the year.  October 2009.