The Blind Man's Garden

The Blind Man's Garden

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ISBN
9780571287918
Published
07/02/2013
9780571287918
Format
Hardback
Price
£18.99
Paperback
416

About the Book

Love is not consolation, it is light.'

From the author of Maps for Lost Lovers comes a searing, exquisitely written novel set in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the months following 9/11 - a story of war, of one family's losses, and of the simplest, most enduring human impulses.

Jeo and Mikal, foster-brothers from a small Pakistani city, secretly enter Afghanistan: not to fight with the Taliban, but to help and care for wounded civilians. But it soon becomes apparent that good intentions can't keep them out of harm's way...

From the wilds of Afghanistan to the heart of the family left behind - their blind father haunted for years by the death of his wife, by the mistakes he may have made in the name of Islam and nationhood, Jeo's steadfast wife and her superstitious mother - Aslam's prose takes us on an extraordinary journey, through war, tragedy, love and brotherhood.

Love is not consolation, it is light.'From the author of Maps for Lost Lovers comes a searing, exquisitely written novel set in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the months following 9/11 - a story of war, of one family's losses, and of the simplest, most enduring human impulses.Jeo and Mikal, foster-brothers from a small Pakistani city, secretly enter Afghanistan: not to fight with the Taliban, but to help and care for wounded civilians. But it soon becomes apparent that good intentions can't keep them out of harm's way...From the wilds of Afghanistan to the heart of the family left behind - their blind father haunted for years by the death of his wife, by the mistakes he may have made in the name of Islam and nationhood, Jeo's steadfast wife and her superstitious mother - Aslam's prose takes us on an extraordinary journey, through war, tragedy, love and brotherhood.
  • Nadeem Aslam

    Nadeem Aslam is the author of three previous novels, Season of the Rainbirds (1993), Maps for Lost Lovers (2004) - longlisted for the Booker Prize, shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize, and awarded the Kiriyama Prize and the Encore Award - and, most recently, The Wasted Vigil, described by A. S. Byatt as 'unforgettable ... tragic and beautifully written'. Born in Pakistan, he now lives in England and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

“Aslam's novels inhabit a sensuous, ornate realm in which the grim realities of the modern world occassinally burst forth.”
- The Sunday Times
“'An eye-opening, heartbreaking novel . . . Reminded me of Conrad's Nostromo.'”
- Stephen King

Books by this Author

Season of the Rainbirds

Season of the Rainbirds

Nadeem Aslam

Maps for Lost Lovers

Maps for Lost Lovers

Nadeem Aslam

The Blind Man's Garden

The Blind Man's Garden

Nadeem Aslam

The Wasted Vigil

The Wasted Vigil

Nadeem Aslam