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Author Rahman, Zia Haider, 1969-

Title In the light of what we know / Zia Haider Rahman.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Julia Hull DL Adult Fiction - JHLY-14  FIC RAHMA    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F RAHMAN    AVAILABLE
 Putnam County PL - Granville Stacks - GRGG-8  F RAH    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Fiction - WOLY-11  FICTION RAHMAN    IN TRANSIT +1 HOLD
Edition First edition.
Description 497 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "A bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century. An investment banker approaching forty, his career collapsing and his marriage unraveling, receives a surprise visitor at his West London town house. Confronting the disheveled figure of a South Asian male carrying a backpack, the banker recognizes a long-lost college friend, a mathematics prodigy who disappeared many years earlier under mysterious circumstances. The friend has resurfaced with a confession of unsettling power. Zia Haider Rahman takes us on a journey of exhilarating scope, ranging over Kabul, London, New York, Islamabad, Oxford, Princeton, and Sylhet, and dealing with love, belonging, finance, cognitive science, and war. Its framework is an age-old story: the friendship of two men and the betrayal of one by the other, both of them desperate in their different ways to climb clear of their wrong beginnings. Set against the breaking of nations and beneath the clouds of economic recession, the novel chronicles the lives of people carrying unshakable legacies of class, culture, and faith as they struggle to tame their futures. In the Light of What We Know is by turns tender, intimate, and panoramic, telescoping the great upheavals of our young century into a first novel of rare ambition and profundity"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Global Financial Crisis (2008-2009) (OCoLC)fst01755654
Chronological Term 2000 - 2099
Subject Male friendship -- Fiction.
Investment banking -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 -- Fiction.
World politics -- 21st century -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
Investment banking. (OCoLC)fst00978200
Male friendship. (OCoLC)fst01006633
Missing persons. (OCoLC)fst01023702
World politics. (OCoLC)fst01181381
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
ISBN 9780374175627 hardback
0374175624 hardback

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