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The golden legend, Nadeem Aslam

Label
The golden legend
Title
The golden legend
Statement of responsibility
Nadeem Aslam
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 neighbours 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 neighbour, Nargis finds herself trapped in the centre 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"--
Summary
Hiding her past, Nargis feels her life crumbling around her when someone begins broadcasting local people’s secrets from the minaret of a local mosque
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10559652
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Aslam, Nadeem
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Secrets
  • Pakistan
  • Architects
  • Culture conflict
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Muslim women
  • Widows
  • Pakistan
Target audience
adult
Label
The golden legend, Nadeem Aslam
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059469916
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Export edition.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780571330744
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967735042
Label
The golden legend, Nadeem Aslam
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059469916
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Export edition.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780571330744
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967735042

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