The Cloud Messenger
London, that distant rainy place his father lived in once, is where Mehran finds himself after leaving Karachi. And it is there that his adult life unfolds: he discovers the joys of poetry, faces the trials of love and work and spends his dreaming hours 'sending cloud messages to other places'.
A feeling of restlessness pursues Mehran as he travels to Italy, India and Pakistan. But the relationships he forms - with wounded, passionate Marvi, volatile Marco and the enigmatic Riccarda - and his power of recollection finally bring him some sense, however fleeting, of belonging, in this beautifully poignant paean to lost love.