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The swallows of Kabul / Yasmina Khadra ; translated from the French by John Cullen.

Khadra, Yasmina. (Author). Cullen, John, 1942- (Added Author).
Book Book
  • ISBN: 0385510012
  • ISBN: 9780385510011
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Physical Description: 195 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2004.

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  • 46 of 47 copies available at All C/W MARS Libraries.

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Amherst Jones Library FICTION Khadra (Text) 38119003834391 Main Floor Available -
Amherst North Amherst Library PAPERBACK FICTION Khadra (Text) 38119004181552 Adult Available -
Auburn Public Library FICTION KHADRA (Text) 30461000011435 Adult Fiction Available -
Ayer Library F KHADRA (Text) 37396000719590 Fiction Available -
BCC Jonathan Edwards Library PQ3989.2.K386H5713 2004 (Text) 37391001099365 General Stacks Available -
Bellingham Public Library FIC KHA (Text) 37416002661697 Fiction Available -
Boxborough Sargent Memorial Library Fic Khadra, Y (Text) 37350000502068 Adult Available -
Buckland Public Library F Khad (Text) 37372000098293 Fiction Available -
East Longmeadow Public Library FIC KHA (Text) 30595000318603 SECOND FLOOR Available -
Fitchburg Main Library F (Text) 38123000275863 Fiction Available -
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Summary or Annotation: Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this extraordinary novel takes readers into the lives of two couples: Mohsen, who comes from a family of wealthy shopkeepers whom the Taliban has destroyed; Zunaira, his wife, exceedingly beautiful, who was once a brilliant teacher and is now no longer allowed to leave her home without an escort or covering her face. Intersecting their world is Atiq, a prison keeper, a man who has sincerely adopted the Taliban ideology and struggles to keep his faith, and his wife, Musarrat, who once rescued Atiq and is now dying of sickness and despair. Desperate, exhausted Mohsen wanders through Kabul when he is surrounded by a crowd about to stone an adulterous woman. Numbed by the hysterical atmosphere and drawn into their rage, he too throws stones at the face of the condemned woman buried up to her waist. With this gesture the lives of all four protagonists move toward their destinies. The Swallows of Kabul is a dazzling novel written with compassion and exquisite detail by one of the most lucid writers about the mentality of Islamic fundamentalists and the complexities of the Muslim world. Yasmina Khadra brings readers into the hot, dusty streets of Kabul and offers them an unflinching but compassionate insight into a society that violence and hypocrisy have brought to the edge of despair.
Additional Formats: Also issued online.
Subject: Kabul (Afghanistan) > Fiction.
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