The Resource The golden legend : a novel, Nadeem Aslam

The golden legend : a novel, Nadeem Aslam

Label
The golden legend : a novel
Title
The golden legend
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nadeem Aslam
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A brave, timely, searingly beautiful novel from the acclaimed author of The blind man's garden: set in contemporary Pakistan, the story of a Muslim widow and her Christian neighbors whose community is consumed by violent religious intolerance. When shots ring out on the Grand Trunk Road, Nargis's life begins to crumble around her. Her husband, Massud -- a fellow architect -- is caught in the cross fire and dies before she can confess her greatest secret to him. Now under threat from a powerful military intelligence officer, who demands that she pardon her husband's American killer, Nargis fears that the truth about her past will soon be exposed. For weeks someone has been broadcasting people's secrets from the minaret of the local mosque, and, in a country where even the accusation of blasphemy is a currency to be bartered, the mysterious broadcasts have struck fear in Christians and Muslims alike. When the loudspeakers reveal a forbidden romance between a Muslim cleric's daughter and Nargis's Christian neighbor, Nargis finds herself trapped in the center of the chaos tearing their community apart. In his characteristically luminous prose, Nadeem Aslam has given us a lionhearted novel that reflects Pakistan's past and present in a single mirror, a story of corruption, resilience, and the disguises that are sometimes necessary for survival -- a revelatory portrait of the human spirit"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aslam, Nadeem
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Culture conflict
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Muslim women
  • Widows
  • Pakistan
Target audience
general
Label
The golden legend : a novel, Nadeem Aslam
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, Ltd
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780451493781
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016034887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • pr01223593
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01223593
  • 319640
Label
The golden legend : a novel, Nadeem Aslam
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, Ltd
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780451493781
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016034887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • pr01223593
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01223593
  • 319640

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