WorldOfBooks
Free Delivery In Australia
Currency:
AUD $ AUD
In the Light of What We Know By Zia Haider Rahman

In the Light of What We Know
by Zia Haider Rahman

A bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century
We have 7 items

Add to Wishlist

In the Light of What We Know Summary


One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his marriage unravelling, receives a surprise visitor at his West London home. He struggles to place the dishevelled figure carrying a backpack, until he recognizes a friend from his student days, a brilliant man who disappeared years earlier under mysterious circumstances. The friend has resurfaced to make a confession of unsettling power. Theirs is the age-old story of the bond between two men and the betrayal of one by the other. As the friends begin to talk, and as their room becomes a world, a journey begins that is by turns exhilarating, shocking, intimate and strange. Set against the breaking of nations and beneath the clouds of economic crisis, and moving between Kabul, New York, Oxford, London and Islamabad, In the Light of What We Know tells the story of people wrestling with unshakeable legacies of class and culture, and pushes at the great questions of love, origins, science, faith and war. In an extraordinary feat of imagination, Zia Haider Rahman has woven the seismic upheavals of our young century into a novel of rare compassion, scope, and courage.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Additional information

Sku
GOR006372561
Title
In the Light of What We Know
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Year published
Number of pages
576
ISBN 10
1447231236
ISBN 13
9781447231233
Prizes
Winner of James Tait Black Prize for Fiction 2014 (UK) Short-listed for National Book Awards New Writer of the Year 2014 (UK) Short-listed for The Goldsmith's Prize 2014 (UK) Long-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2014 (UK) Long-listed for The Orwell Prize 2015 (UK) Long-listed for The Folio Prize 2015 (UK)
Cover note
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.