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Book Title: In the Light of What We Know|
The author of the book: Zia Haider Rahman
Date of issue: February 17th 2015
ISBN 13: 9781250062376
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 437 KB
Read full description of the books In the Light of What We Know: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, and Princeton and dealing with love, belonging, finance, 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.
Read information about the authorZia Haider Rahman is a British novelist of Bangladeshi origin. Born in rural Bangladesh in the shadow of the 1971 war, Rahman moved with his family to London, where he flourished academically and gained a place at Oxford University to study mathematics.
His success at Oxford led to a host of scholarships and further studies at Munich, Cambridge and Yale Universities. After working for Goldman Sachs as an investment banker, Rahman studied law and became an international human rights lawyer.
His debut novel In the Light of What We Know was published in 2014. It has been received with international critical acclaim, and was long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award 2014 and shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2014.
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