“Dazzling in its sweep and depth, Rahman’s debut novel moves seamlessly from Kabul to Oxford to New York to Islamabad. Its Bangladesh-born author — an investment banker turned human rights lawyer — deftly captures the contemporary realities of each setting. Topics touched upon include the global economic collapse, terrorism, exile and immigration, inequality and class, and knowledge as both a political tool and a means of belonging. A magnificent literary feat — and a wholly rewarding read.”

Mary O’Shea
Financial Times
Readers’ Favorite Books 2014