The Golden Legend

The Golden Legend

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"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 crossfire 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780451493781
Branch Call Number: FICTION ASLAM 2017
Characteristics: 319 pages ; 25 cm


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Apr 29, 2017

Another wonderful book from Nadeem Aslam. In this one, there is love and hope despite the horrors of Pakistan, fundamentalism and corruption. The author speaks from the perspectives of all of the characters in his wonderful prose. Highly recommended.


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Aug 08, 2017

"Don't hurt him, and don't get hurt," Nargis said. She thought for a long time before continuing, as though wishing to grasp what she wanted to say and to then express it correctly. "The beginning, the middle, and the end of love—they all have their rules. Both of you must act with dignity and honor toward each other during these stages."

That was all she thought she needed to convey, the only advice she imparted. And Helen was grateful to be treated with such comforting seriousness.


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