A Thousand Rooms Of Dream And Fear

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Kabul, 1979. A student wakes in an unfamiliar house, battered and bruised. He gradually recovers his mind to discover that returning from a night out he was brutally attacked by soldiers and left to die.

Farhad, the tragic hero of this nightmarish tale, realises that he can now never return home: to do so would be to risk the lives of his family. As he waits for an answer to his plight he learns the tragic story of the woman who has saved him, endangering her own life in the process, and begins to feel an impossible and forbidden love for her - a love that embodies an angry compassion for the suffering of Afghanistan's women, and the yearning for a lost home.

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Farhad is a typical student, interested in wine, women and poetry, and negligent of the religious conservatism of his grandfather. But one night changes all that. This work talks about the fractured mind and emotions of a country caught between religion and the political machinations of the world's super powers.

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"The novella is verbal photography...[it] seems the real thing...seamlessly translated" (Russell Celyn Jones The Times)

"A taut and brilliant burst of anguished prose...both a wonderful and a dreadful little book" ( Guardian)

"A beautiful piece of writing" (Ruth Pavey Independent)

"Short but powerful...The beauty of the language lends this work a haunting clarity" ( The Herald)

"[An] intimate gem of a story...bewitching" ( Scotland on Sunday)

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