Zaki has returned home to Pakistan . . .
His childhood friend and cousin Samar is getting married, and he's come to wish her happiness for the future. But returning to the family home in Lahore – crammed as it is with relatives – Zaki is confronted vividly with the past that has shaped not only his and his cousin's lives, but also those of his extended family.
The Wishmaker is a sweeping, powerful epic that stretches back into the past of a troubled family in a troubled country, finding the roots of today's struggles in the lives and events that shaped yesterday . . .