Listen Ali Sethi tells Euan Kerr how he came to write The Wish Maker
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Listen Novelist explores - and preserves- Pakistani history
Sethi has tried to change that with his novel "The Wish Maker." The book has critics hailing him as a new international literary voice.
It's the story of four generations of a family living in Lahore in Pakistan, although much of the action is in the 1990s when Sethi (pronounced 'say-TEE') was a boy. He says as he wrote he had to wrestle with the complexities of Pakistan.