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Author JM Naqvi introduces readers to the Pakistani city of Karachi like opening a can of multicoloured worms. You can smell the scenes and taste the moments he conjures with a slew of delicious words strung together. Every page is loaded with sentimental and skilful vignettes of a vibrant, thrumming cosmopolitan city and the novel has been described as a love letter to Karachi from a bygone time.

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