The Wasted Vigil

The Wasted Vigil

eBook - 2008
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Random House, Inc.
In The Wasted Vigil, Nadeem Aslam, the award-winning author of Maps for Lost Lovers, brilliantly knits together five seemingly unconnected lives to create a luminous story set in contemporary Afghanistan.There&;s Marcus, an English expat who was married to an outspoken Afghani doctor; David, a former American spy; Lara, from St. Petersburg, looking for traces of her brother, a Russian soldier who disappeared years before; Casa, a young Afghani whose hatred of the Americans has plunged him into the blinding depths of zealotry; and James, an American Special Forces soldier. Aslamreveals the intertwining paths that these characters have traveled, constructing a timely and intimate portrait of the complex ties that bind us and the wars that continue to tear us apart.

Baker & Taylor
In a post-9/11 Afghanistan, the lives and destinies of five very different people intertwine--Marcus, an English doctor whose Afghani wife had been murdered by the Taliban; Lara, a Russian woman probing the fate of her brother who vanished during the Soviet invasion; David, an American former spy; Casa, a young Afghani who hates the West; and James, a rigid Special Forces soldier. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780307270269
Characteristics: 319 pages ; 25 cm
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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