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The Warehouse Paperback – 11 Jul 2016
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About the Author
S.S. Mausoof is a writer and filmmaker with multiple IMDB credits, including an award-winning noir thriller shot in Karachi called Kala Pul – The Black Bridge. He has written original screenplays, short stories and reads at San Francisco-based literary events like Litquake, Writers with Drinks and Quiet Lightning.
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Through Syed Qais Ali Qureshi's first person narration, we are taken into the world of the god forsaken lands of war in the tribal regions of Pakistan. Qais or otherwise known as Cash is a Syed (descendent from the line of the Prophet), an insurance surveyor, a widower, a father, son of an Olympian gold medalist, a Punjabi, an almost Military man, a Sufi Poet, and unlike the people around him-highly sympathetic to the suffering of humans. He is hailed to survey the burning of a warehouse (godown) located in Tank Waziristan housed with duty free cigarettes for the American Military, owned Malik Awan who is considered to have ties to the Taliban. Qais is promised lofty remunerations if he is able to complete the task and he desperately needs the money to send his daughter to a good engineering school and purchase a decent place to live.
Qais then penetrates into region of drones, deception, and double dealings. His eyes like a flaneur uncover for the reader all that is around him; poverty, disease, and death. He expounds the predilections of these men to be universal; whether Taliban or Military.
Qais's journey is Odyssean in nature; just like Odysseus of Homer's epic The Odyssey, Qais is met with monsters, tempted by sirens, and even shown generous hospitality. Another Odyssean trait that Qais possesses is that of reason; Qais is not shy to expostulate his opinions and is able to get out of unnerving situations. He is not strong like the Taliban warriors or equipped with arms like the American or Pakistani military, but he is a man with sensibility and this alone ends up being his saving grace.
'The Warehouse' hence uncovers the region of Pakistan and Afghanistan most talked about in the news yet never seen with humanistic eyes. For that we need the artistry of a writer and Saqib Mausoof does it brilliantly.
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