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The Blind Man's Garden

By Nadeem Aslam

The acclaimed author of The Wasted Vigil now gives us a searing, exquisitely written novel set in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the months following 9/11: a story of war, of one family’s losses, and of the simplest, most enduring human impulses.

Jeo and Mikal are foster brothers from a small town in Pakistan. Though they were inseparable as children, their adult lives have diverged: Jeo is a dedicated medical student, married a year; Mikal has been a vagabond since he was fifteen, in love with a woman he can’t have. But when Jeo decides to sneak across the border into Afghanistan—not to fight with the Taliban against the Americans, rather to help care for wounded civilians—Mikal determines to go with him, to protect him.

Yet Jeo’s and Mikal’s good intentions cannot keep them out of harm’s way. As the narrative takes us from the wilds of Afghanistan to the heart of the family left behind—their blind father, haunted by the death of his wife and by the mistakes he may have made in the name of Islam and nationhood; Mikal’s beloved brother and sister-in-law; Jeo’s wife, whose increasing resolve helps keep the household running, and her superstitious mother—we see all of these lives upended by the turmoil of war.

In language as lyrical as it is piercing, in scenes at once beautiful and harrowing, The Blind Man’s Garden unflinchingly describes a crucially contemporary yet timeless world in which the line between enemy and ally is indistinct, and where the desire to return home burns brightest of all.

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Format: Book
Author: Aslam, Nadeem
Summary: Jeo and Mikal are foster brothers from a small town in Pakistan. Though they were inseparable as children, their adult lives have diverged: Jeo is a dedicated medical student, married a year; Mikal has been a vagabond since he was fifteen, in love with a woman he can't have. But when Jeo decides to sneak across the border into Afghanistan--not to fight with the Taliban against the Americans, rather to help care for wounded civilians--Mikal determines to go with him, to protect him.
Title: The Blind Man's Garden / Nadeem Aslam.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Subject: Pakistanis -- Afghanistan -- Fiction. Pakistan -- Fiction. Afghanistan -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780307961716 0307961710
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Aslam
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Bib Id: 433962

Format: Book
Author: Aslam, Nadeem
Summary: Jeo and Mikal are foster brothers from a small town in Pakistan. Though they were inseparable as children, their adult lives have diverged: Jeo is a dedicated medical student, married a year; Mikal has been a vagabond since he was fifteen, in love with a woman he can't have. But when Jeo decides to sneak across the border into Afghanistan--not to fight with the Taliban against the Americans, rather to help care for wounded civilians--Mikal determines to go with him, to protect him.
Title: The Blind Man's Garden / Nadeem Aslam.
Edition: First United States Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Description: 367 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Pakistanis -- Afghanistan -- Fiction.
Subjects: Pakistan -- Fiction.
Subjects: Afghanistan -- Fiction
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Part one: Footnotes to defeat -- Part two: The blind man's garden -- Part three: Equal sons -- Part four: Isaiah.
LCCN: 2012041083
ISBN: 9780307961716
ISBN: 0307961710
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Aslam