Mirza Waheed The Collaborator

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The Collaborator

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Four teenagers disappear from their calm lives of playing cricket and singing Bollywood songs by the riverside and find themselves on the opposite side of the border, in Pakistan. There, they become a part of the movement against the Indian army, disillusioned with the Indian Army s attempts to secure peace. The harsh reality of war and the toll it takes on the people drive them to join the separatist movement, to find a better peace for the valley. Truly evocative and artistic in its ability to stir readers emotions, this is a coming-of-age story rooted in the stark insensitivity of humanity s desire for war and conflict.

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Mirza Waheed is an Indian writer who was born and raised in Kashmir. This is his first novel, and it was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book award and the Shakti Bhatt Prize. It was also longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize, and was named the Book of the Year by The Telegraph, the New Statesman, the Financial Times, and other newspapers.

A writer for BBC, the Guardian, Granta, Guernica, the New York Times and the Al Jazeera English, Waheed currently resides in London.

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With flashes of brilliance, tenderness and fury, The Collaborator does what fiction should. It makes you listen * Arundhati Roy * Devastating . . . haunting . . . gripping in its narrative drama * Guardian * Compelling . . . An important and poetic testimony to an all-too-easily forgotten war * Daily Mail * Waheed builds an atmosphere of menace and despair . . . his tale possesses a disturbing power that is both lingering and profound * Independent on Sunday * A powerful first novel -- Books of the Year * Financial Times * A thrilling, powerful debut * Sunday Times *

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. With flashes of brilliance, tenderness and fury, Mirza Waheed s The Collaborator does what fiction should. It makes you listen Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small ThingsBy the waters running through the valleys of Kashmir, teenage boys come to play cricket, talk about girls, and just be. But a few years later, when they are young men and violence grips the region, they are gone.Only the son of the local headman has stayed. He knows his friends have slipped over the border to Pakistan, and turned militant to bear arms against the Indian army. He would like to join them - but he cannot.Instead, put in an impossible position by an Indian army Captain, he must cross into the shadowland between the opposing sides, a ghost walking among the dead. His fate, like that of his lost brothers, unknown . . . Waheed s prose burns with the fever of anger and despair; the scenes in the valley are exceptional, conveying, a hallucinatory living nightmare that has become an everyday reality for Kashmiris Metro Waheed builds an atmosphere of menace and despair . . . his tale possesses a disturbing power that is both lingering and profound Independent on Sunday Compelling . . . An important and poetic testimony to an all-too-easily forgotten war Daily MailMirza Waheed was born and brought up in Kashmir. His debut novel The Collaborator was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Shakti Bhat Prize, and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize. It was also book of the year for the Telegraph, New Statesman, Financial Times, Business Standard and Telegraph India. Waheed has written for the BBC, the Guardian, Granta, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times. He lives in London. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141048581

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