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The Golden Legend

(2017)
A novel by

 
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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

April 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Golden Legend: A novel
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
ISBN: 0-451-49378-8 / 978-0-451-49378-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Golden Legend
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
ISBN: 0-571-33073-8 / 978-0-571-33073-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Golden Legend
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
ISBN: 0-571-33074-6 / 978-0-571-33074-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

April 2017 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Golden Legend: A Novel
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
ISBN: 1-68168-481-0 / 978-1-68168-481-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Golden Legend: A novel
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Golden Legend
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


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