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In the Light of What We Know

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book
A bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century

One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his marriage unraveling, receives a surprise visitor at his West London townhouse. In the disheveled figure of a South Asian male carrying a backpack, the banker recognizes a long-lost friend, a mathematics prodigy who disappeared years earlier under mysterious circumstances. The friend has resurfaced to make a confession of unsettling power.
In the Light of What We Know takes us on a journey of exhilarating scope--from Kabul to London, New York, Islamabad, Oxford, and Princeton--and explores the great questions of love, belonging, science, and war. It is an age-old story: the friendship of two men and the betrayal of one by the other. The visitor, a man desperate to climb clear of his wrong beginnings, seeks atonement; and the narrator sets out to tell his friend's story but finds himself at the limits of what he can know about the world--and, ultimately, himself. Set against the breaking of nations and beneath the clouds of economic crisis, this surprisingly tender novel chronicles the lives of people carrying unshakable legacies of class and culture as they struggle to tame their futures.
In an extraordinary feat of imagination, Zia Haider Rahman has telescoped the great upheavals of our young century into a novel of rare intimacy and power.

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Title: In the Light of What We Know
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ISBN: 1-4472-3122-8 / 978-1-4472-3122-6 (UK edition)
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Title: In the Light of What we Know
Author(s): Zia Haider Rahman
ISBN: 9382616241 / 978-9382616245
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Title: In the Light of What We Know: A Novel
Author(s): Zia Haider Rahman
ISBN: 0-374-17562-4 / 978-0-374-17562-7 (USA edition)
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Title: in the light of what we
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ISBN: 9382616608 / 978-9382616603
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: In the Light of What We Know: A Novel
Author(s): Zia Haider Rahman
ISBN: 1-250-06237-3 / 978-1-250-06237-6 (USA edition)
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Title: In the Light of What We Know
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ISBN: 1-4472-3123-6 / 978-1-4472-3123-3 (UK edition)
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: In the Light of What We Know
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ISBN: 1-4472-5205-5 / 978-1-4472-5205-4 (UK edition)
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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December 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: In the Light of What We Know
Author(s): Zia Haider Rahman
ISBN: 1-4712-8513-8 / 978-1-4712-8513-4 (UK edition)
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: In the Light of What We Know
Author(s): Zia Haider Rahman
ISBN: 1-4945-0527-4 / 978-1-4945-0527-1 (USA edition)
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: In the Light of What We Know
Author(s): Zia Haider Rahman
ISBN: 1-4945-3527-0 / 978-1-4945-3527-8 (USA edition)
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Title: In the Light of What We Know
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ISBN: 1-4945-5527-1 / 978-1-4945-5527-6 (USA edition)
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