In the Light of What We Know

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Product Details

Price
$36.00  $33.48
Publisher
Picador USA
Publish Date
Pages
512
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.25 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250062376

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About the Author

Born in rural Bangladesh, ZIA HAIDER RAHMAN was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and at Cambridge, Munich, and Yale universities. He has worked as an investment banker on Wall Street and as an international human rights lawyer. In the Light of What We Know is his first novel.

Reviews

"Astonishingly achieved . . . In the Light of What We Know is what Salman Rushdie once called an 'everything novel.' It is wide-armed, hospitable, disputatious, worldly, cerebral. Ideas and provocations abound on every page." --James Wood, The New Yorker

"[A] strange and brilliant novel . . . I'm surprised it didn't explode in my hands." --Amitava Kumar, The New York Times Book Review

"An ambitious novel by any measure . . . In the Light of What We Know is a novel of ideas, a compendium of epiphanies, paradoxes, and riddles. . . . [A] unique work of fiction bearing witness to much that is unspeakable in human relationships as in international relations, while it is also unknowable." --Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Review of Books

"In the Light of What We Know is an extraordinary meditation on the limits and uses of human knowledge, a heartbreaking love story, and a gripping account of one man's psychological disintegration." --The Guardian (London)