Nadeem Aslam - The Blind Man's Garden
Released: 07/02/2013 Faber & FaberThe British Pakistani author's award-winning Map for Lost Lovers was a book of deft contrasts: the threat of Fundamentalist Islam against nature's prevailing beauty. This novel suggests some parallels: the garden is in Pakistan, the man is the haunted father of foster-brothers, Jeo and Mikal, who walk into conflict while trying to help wounded Afghans after 9/11... For more information visit: http://www.faber.co.uk/catalog/the-blind-mans-garden/9780571287918 Buy: http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/the-blind-mans-garden,nadeem-aslam-97805…
The Observer“There are awkward gaps and residues despite the author's great gifts...” The book has a plot that converges a number of times on the action-adventure thriller, though containing more pain than the genre allows. Unprotected by the gorgeousness of Aslam's language, the story is potentially novelettish or TV movie-like...
The Telegraph“Some readers may flinch from the conjunctions of brutality and beauty.” A gripping work that goes to the heart of Muslim fanaticism and Pentagon intransigence alike. Aslam is a wonderful talent, and we are lucky to have him...
The Independent“Despite the ugliness of war, this book glows with a radiant beauty...” Once or twice a year, a book stuns me. Nadeem Aslam's fourth novel, The Blind Man's Garden, has done just that. My expectations were high: Aslam has won a clutch of prizes. But the power of this extraordinary novel is still jarring...
Guardian“A love story, but with the tumult of war in the foreground...” The Blind Man's Garden is an impressive accomplishment; a gripping and moving piece of storytelling that gets the calamitous first act in the "War on Terror" on to the page with grace, intelligence and rare authenticity...
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