By Zia Haider Rahman
A daring, epic debut novel set through the warfare and fiscal difficulty that outlined the start of our century
One September morning in 2008, an funding banker impending 40, his occupation in cave in and his marriage unraveling, gets a shock customer at his West London townhouse. within the raveled determine of a South Asian male sporting a backpack, the banker acknowledges a long-lost buddy, a arithmetic prodigy who disappeared years previous below mysterious situations. The pal has resurfaced to make a confession of unsettling power.
In the sunshine of What We Know takes us on a trip of exhilarating scope--from Kabul to London, ny, Islamabad, Oxford, and Princeton--and explores the good questions of affection, belonging, technology, and battle. it really is an age-old tale: the friendship of 2 males and the betrayal of 1 by means of the opposite. The customer, a guy desirous to climb away from his fallacious beginnings, seeks atonement; and the narrator units out to inform his friend's tale yet unearths himself on the limits of what he can learn about the world--and, eventually, himself. Set opposed to the breaking of countries and underneath the clouds of monetary main issue, this strangely delicate novel chronicles the lives of individuals wearing unshakable legacies of sophistication and tradition as they fight to tame their futures.
In a unprecedented feat of mind's eye, Zia Haider Rahman has telescoped the nice upheavals of our younger century right into a novel of infrequent intimacy and power.
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