The Blind Man's Garden by Nadeem Aslam
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The Blind Man's Garden 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.
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"There are fits of beauty and lyricism through the novel, but the uneven pacing leaves the novel unbalanced." - Publishers Weekly
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Nadeem Aslam Author Biography
Nadeem Aslam was born in 1966 in Gujranwala, Pakistan. When he was 13 he had had a short story published in Urdu in a Pakistani newspaper. He came to Britain at the age of 14 when his communist father (a former poet and film director, now garbage collector and factory worker) fled President Zia's regime and settled the family in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. He went to Manchester University to read biochemistry but left in his third year to become a writer.
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