By Atiq Rahimi
Farhad is a regular scholar, twenty-one years previous, drawn to wine, ladies, and poetry, and negligent of the spiritual 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 existence perpetually. One evening Farhad is going out consuming with a pal who's approximately to escape to Pakistan, and is brutally abused by means of a gaggle infantrymen. a couple of hours later he slowly regains awareness in an unexpected condominium, overwhelmed and careworn, and thinks before everything that he's useless. an odd and lovely girl has dragged him into her domestic for safekeeping, and slowly Farhad starts to believe a forbidden love for her--a love that embodies an offended compassion for the pain of Afghanistan's ladies. As his brain sifts via its stories, fears, and hallucinations, and the outlines of fact 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 go away every little thing he loves at the back of and give you the chance 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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