The wasted vigil / Nadeem Aslam.
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- ISBN: 9780307268426
- ISBN: 030726842X
- Physical Description: 319 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
The lives of five people come together in post-9/11 Afghanistan. Marcus, an English doctor whose progressive Afghani wife was murdered by the Taliban, opens his home to others: Lara from St. Petersburg, looking for evidence of her soldier brother who disappeared decades before the Soviet invasian; David, a former American spy who has seen his ideals turned inside out during his twenty-five years in Afghanistan; Casa, a young Afghani with a zealous hatred of the West; and James, Special Forces soldier in whom David sees a dangerous revival of the unquestioning notions of right and wrong that he once held.
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