The Resource In the light of what we know, Zia Haider Rahman

In the light of what we know, Zia Haider Rahman

Label
In the light of what we know
Title
In the light of what we know
Statement of responsibility
Zia Haider Rahman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rahman, Zia Haider
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.A3835
LC item number
I5 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Global Financial Crisis (2008-2009)
  • Male friendship
  • Investment banking
  • Missing persons
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • World politics
  • Investment banking
  • Male friendship
  • Missing persons
  • World politics
Label
In the light of what we know, Zia Haider Rahman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
497 pages
Isbn
9780374175627
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013038711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846545376
  • 685818
  • (OCoLC)ocn846545376
  • 685818
Label
In the light of what we know, Zia Haider Rahman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
497 pages
Isbn
9780374175627
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013038711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846545376
  • 685818
  • (OCoLC)ocn846545376
  • 685818

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