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The Place of Shining Light (Paperback)
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The Place of Shining Light (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 29/09/2016
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The Place of Shining Light tells the story of three Pakistani men an ex-military man Adeel, an antiquities dealer Khalid, and an art collector Ghalib who are involved in the theft of a 5,000-year-old Buddhist statue from Afghanistan.

The novel explores the lives of the men as they each struggle with personal issues of faith, greed, and desire. Ghalib yearns for a political position with a cultural portfolio in the government; Khalid longs to create a private museum on his estate while Adeel hopes to leave his high-risk position as a covert operative for the military. For each of the men, the statue represents, if only symbolically, the fulfillment of these personal dreams. The longer the statue eludes their grasp, the more the men are forced to alter their expectations of the future.

Taking readers on a wild journey from the valleys of Afghanistan, to the magical mountain kingdoms of Northern Pakistan, and the diplomatic enclaves of Islamabad, The Place of Shining Light is a novel about people and their quest for hope, love, and peace in a region that has been in a state of conflict both religious and political for decades.

Publisher: House of Anansi Press Ltd ,Canada
ISBN: 9781487000141
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The Place of Shining Light has the intrigue of a thriller. The world of political and military corruption, bribery, and illegal dealings that Sheikh paints lends logic to the sectarian violence and the rise of terrorism in modern Pakistan. Rarely does one get such a revealing glimpse from inside the culture." Rosemary Sullivan, author of Stalin's Daughter

" stirring and thought-provoking." Toronto Star

"Sheikh delivers some powerful dramatic blows vibrant and compelling" Globe and Mail

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