"Four unforgettable characters make up the shifting chambers of the heart of The Geometry of God, the new novel from lauded Pakistani writer Uzma Aslam Khan. They are: paleontologist Amal, her blind sister Mehwish, their restlessly heretical grandfather Zahoor, and Noman, the young man who changes all their lives." Through them, Khan celebrates the complexities of familial and erotic love, the tug of curiosity and duty, the intersections of faith and longing. This is a novel to read greedily, following the characters' lives as they unfold against the backdrop of General Zia's Pakistan, where religious fundamentalism gains ground and the mujahideen is funded by gem sales and the Americans. Or to savor, as the sisters show us: digging toward the novel's deepest questions about love, moving to the rhythms of an abundant and original language.
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Meanwhile, Amal, who also blames Noman, becomes a lab assistant (as a woman she is barred from doing actual fieldwork) and eventually agrees to marry longtime sweetheart Omar only if he will allow her independence.Oct 30 2009 | Read Full Review of The Geometry of God
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