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In the Light of What We Know (Hardback)
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In the Light of What We Know (Hardback)

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Hardback 576 Pages / Published: 22/05/2014
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WINNER: JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE 2015
SHORTLISTED: GOLDSMITHS PRIZE and SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2014
LONGLISTED: GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD and ORWELL PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014

One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his marriage unravelling, receives a surprise visitor at his West London home. He struggles to place the dishevelled figure carrying a backpack, until he recognizes a friend from his student days, a brilliant man who disappeared years earlier under mysterious circumstances. The friend has resurfaced to make a confession of unsettling power.

Theirs is the age-old story of the bond between two men and the betrayal of one by the other. As the friends begin to talk, and as their room becomes a world, a journey begins that is by turns exhilarating, shocking, intimate and strange. Set against the breaking of nations and beneath the clouds of economic crisis, and moving between Kabul, New York, Oxford, London and Islamabad, In the Light of What We Know tells the story of people wrestling with unshakeable legacies of class and culture, and pushes at the great questions of love, origins, science, faith and war.

In an extraordinary feat of imagination, Zia Haider Rahman has woven the seismic upheavals of our young century into a novel of rare compassion, scope, and courage.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447231226
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 870 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 44 mm

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Muneera

“A search for Love, truth and identity”

In the Light of What We Know is the debut novel of Zia Haider Rahman, an investment banker turned civil rights lawyer turned writer.
Haider writes about the complicated lives of his two central characters, Zafar and... More

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“Hard going”

A real juggernaut of book trundling slowly through various episodic events without, to me, telling a proper story. This book is really hard going - a dictionary may be handy for some of the words used herein! The... More

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