This book presents a picture of Pakistani society in its earliest years through Aziz Khan, a representative of ancient and traditional values, and ...Show synopsisThis book presents a picture of Pakistani society in its earliest years through Aziz Khan, a representative of ancient and traditional values, and the Shah brothers, who exploit the resources and people of the new country for their personal gain. The intricate story gradually unfolds to reveal the emotions of its characters and describes the suffering of Aziz Khan with poignancy.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. John Day Company 1969 stated first American edition...Fair. John Day Company 1969 stated first American edition hardcover, ex library w/ markings, tape shadows on lightly rubbed blue cloth, lightly rubbed dust jacket in mylar was once taped to boards, tight binding, clean text.
Description:First American edition. Touch of foxing to the foredge else fine...First American edition. Touch of foxing to the foredge else fine in near fine, very lightly worn dustwrapper. The first novel about Pakistan by a Pakistani ever to be published in the United States, about the increasingly ruthless struggle for land between a traditional farmer and modern developers.
Description:Very Good in VG jacket. B000LL4L2Q Private collector's volume...Very Good in VG jacket. B000LL4L2Q Private collector's volume number inscribed at front endpaper. Jacket protected by removable Brodart mylar cover. Very nice clean copy. First US edition. The Shah brothers represent a new type in Pakistan: entrepreneurs who take advantage of the newness of the country to bribe, fight and cheat their way to power. Spoiling the Shahs' exclusive possession of a large tract of land is the small farm of Aziz Khan, who will not sell the sole source of livelihood for his forebears, himself, and his sons at any price. The Shahs, motivated by sheer avariciousness-or is it resentment? -determine to destroy Aziz Khan. THE MURDER OF AZIZ KHAN is the relentless story of this conflict, but it is also about a rapidly changing society, the replacement of an old order by the brutal assertion of modernity. For each blow engineered against Aziz Khan, for each step farther into moral corruption, the Shahs pay dearly, until the novel leaves them in one of the starkest endings in contemporary fiction. Your order on its way to you by the next business day!
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Hardback. Signed by Author The...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Hardback. Signed by Author The inscription on the blank endpaper reads: "To Dina, the black-eyed Punjabi Zulfikar Ghose" The first part of the inscription may have been inserted by someone else as a gift presentation. There is a stamp to the page, too, which reads: " Diana Morris 25 St. Peter's Square W6 01 748 9665". A literary agent? Two closed tears to dustwrapper with some rubbing. In protective clear covering.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. First Edition. First US edition....Very Good in Very Good jacket. First Edition. First US edition. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; minimal edge wear, clean with no price clipping; in mylar sleeve. Blue cloth boards. Review copy with slip laid in. NO markings. Tight binding. Pages are crisp. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore.
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