A Publishers Weekly andKirkus Best Book of the Year
Growing up as brothers in a small town in Pakistan, Jeo and Mikal were inseparable; however as adults their paths have diverged sharply. Jeo is newly married and a dedicated medical student, while Mikal, in love with a woman he can t have, has adopted the life of a vagabond. Nonetheless, when Jeo decides to slip across the border into Afghanistan to help civilians caught in the post-9/11 clash between American and Taliban forces, Mikal goes with him. But their good intentions cannot keep them out of harm s way. A piercing portrayal of lives upended by war, The Blind Man s Gardenis an unflinching look at a world in which the line between enemy and ally is indistinct, and the desire to return home burns brightest of all.