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Author Sheikh, Nazneen, 1944- author.

Title The place of shining light / Nazneen Sheikh.

Publication Info. Toronto, ON : Anansi, 2015.
©2015
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Fiction  F SHEIKH    AVAILABLE
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Description 325 pages ; 21 cm
Note "A novel"--Cover.
Summary Three men race against time to take possession of a sacred 5,000-year-old Buddhist sculpture: Khalid, a leading Pakistani antiquities dealer, arranges for the illegal importation of the statue from neighbouring Afghanistan. Ghalib, a wealthy art collector with political aspirations, has purchased the statue for his private collection. Adeel, a highly recommended ex-military officer, is hired by Khalid to transport the sculpture to its final destination. When Adeel first views the statue in a cave in Bamiyan -- known as "the place of shining light" -- he has a profound spiritual reaction and decides to steal the sculpture for himself. When Khalid and Ghalib realize their prized possession is missing, they conspire to do whatever it takes to have it returned -- before it's lost forever.
Subject Buddhist antiquities -- Afghanistan -- B♯<U+0081>m♯±♯<U+0081>n (Province) -- Fiction.
Buddhist sculpture -- Afghanistan -- B♯<U+0081>m♯±♯<U+0081>n (Province) -- Fiction.
Theft of relics -- Fiction.
Pakistan -- Fiction.
Afghanistan -- Fiction.
Genre Suspense fiction.
ISBN 9781487000141 (trade pbk.)
1487000146 (trade pbk.)
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