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By Atiq Rahimi

Farhad is a customary scholar, twenty-one years previous, attracted to wine, ladies, and poetry, and negligent of the non secular conservatism of his grandfather. yet he lives in Kabul in 1979, and the early days of the pro-Soviet coup are approximately to alter his lifestyles ceaselessly. One evening Farhad is going out consuming with a chum who's approximately to escape to Pakistan, and is brutally abused through a gaggle infantrymen. a couple of hours later he slowly regains attention in an unexpected residence, crushed and pressured, and thinks initially that he's lifeless. an odd and gorgeous lady has dragged him into her domestic for safekeeping, and slowly Farhad starts off to suppose a forbidden love for her--a love that embodies an offended compassion for the ache of Afghanistan's girls. As his brain sifts via its thoughts, fears, and hallucinations, and the outlines of truth begin to harden, he realizes that, if he's to flee the warriors who desire to end the activity they all started, he needs to depart every little thing he loves in the back of and have the opportunity to get to Pakistan.

Rahimi makes use of his tight, spare prose to ship the reader deep into the fractured brain and feelings of a rustic stuck among faith and the political machinations of the world's superpowers.

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