Set over twenty years of convulsive change, Noon is the story of Rehan Tabassum, a young man whose heart is split across two cultures' troubled divide.
Throughout his young life, Rehan has been aware of his father's absence. The journey to find him is long and difficult, from the glitter of his mother's New Delhi to the Pakistan of her former lover, the man Rehan has never known. Through lands of sudden wealth and hidden violence, in a toxic atmosphere of blackmail and moral danger, he travels towards the centre of a dark and shifting world. But his imagined destination is simply another beginning . . .
`As the political and personal undergo seismic shifts, Taseer grapples with new ways of telling stories. In both form and content, he conveys with great acuity what happens when the ground beneath our feet is shaken to its core' Independent
`An engrossing and gifted writer' GQ
`Imbued with a feel of latent menace, Noon explores a morally unedifying world of power, corruption, violence and complicity' Guardian
`Gripping' Sunday Times
Aatish Taseer was born in 1980. He is the author of Stranger to History: a Son's Journey through Islamic Lands (2009), The Temple-Goers (2010), which was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, and Noon (2011). He lives between London and Delhi.