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Born under a million shadows : a novel

Author: Andrea Busfield
Publisher: New York : H. Holt and Co., , 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"The Taliban have withdrawn from Kabul{u2019}s streets, but the long shadows of their regime remain. In his short life, eleven-year-old Fawad has known more grief than most: his father and brother have been killed, his sister has been abducted, and Fawad and his mother, Mariya, must rely on the charity of parsimonious relatives to eke out a hand-to-mouth existence. Ever the optimist, Fawad hopes for a better life,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Busfield
ISBN: 9780805090611 0805090614
OCLC Number: 1011666596
Notes: Originally published: London : Black Swan, 2009.
Includes "etc. essays & extras" (questions for discussion).
Description: 292, 18 pages ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Andrea Busfield.

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"The Taliban have withdrawn from Kabul{u2019}s streets, but the long shadows of their regime remain. In his short life, eleven-year-old Fawad has known more grief than most: his father and brother have been killed, his sister has been abducted, and Fawad and his mother, Mariya, must rely on the charity of parsimonious relatives to eke out a hand-to-mouth existence. Ever the optimist, Fawad hopes for a better life, and his dream is realized when Mariya finds a position as a housekeeper for a charismatic Western woman, Georgie, and her two foreign friends. The world of aid workers and journalists is a new one for Fawad, and living with the trio offers endless curiosities{u2014}including Georgie{u2019}s destructive relationship with the powerful Afghan warlord Haji Khan, whose exploits are legendary. Fawad grows resentful and worried, until he comes to learn that love can move a man to act in surprisingly good ways. But life, especially in Kabul, is never without peril, and the next calamity Fawad must face is so devastating that it threatens to destroy the one thing he thought he could never lose: his love for his country..."--P. 4 of cover.

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