At the start of her reflective tale Maliha is two distinct and dissatisfied people:
* a Pakistani born 28 year old coming unmoored from her Eastern roots and faith, and
* a depressed Internet business worker bored of living in her parents’ suburban Seattle basement.
By the end she’s bruised from love and battered by cultural missteps but also a blossoming writer, a proponent of the MiddleEast, and a woman confident in both Islamic faith and feminist philosophies.
(Dizzy in Karachi is Masood's second book.)