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"When shots ring out on Grand Trunk Road, Nargiss life begins to crumble around her. Her husband, Massuda fellow architectis caught in the crossfire and dies before she can confess to him her greatest secret. Under threat from a powerful military intelligence officer who demands that she pardon her husbands American killer, Nargis fears that the truth about her past will soon be exposed. For weeks someone has been broadcasting peoples secrets from the minarets of the citys mosques and, in a country where the accusation of blasphemy is a currency to be bartered, the mysterious broadcasts have struck fear in Christians and Muslims alike. Against this background of violence and fear, two outsidersthe young Christian woman Helen and the mysterious Imran from Kashmirtry to find an island of calm in which their love can grow. In his characteristically luminous prose, Nadeem Aslam reflects Pakistans past and present in a single mirrora story of corruption, resilience, and the hope that only love and the human spirit can offer. " Printed Pages: 320.