A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear
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Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear by Atiq Rahimi
Book DescriptionKabul, 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099461968
(198mm x 129mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Atiq Rahimi
Curse on Dostoevsky, Paperback / softback (March 2014)
First published in France as Maudit soit Dosto'ievski in 2011; translation 2013, first published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, London.
Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear, Hardback (January 2011)
Translation of: Hazar khanah-i khvab va ikhtinaq.
Patience Stone, Paperback (January 2011)» View all books by Atiq Rahimi
A young woman prays at her husband's bedside as he lies in a coma with a bullet in his neck. From outside come the sounds of tanks, gunshots, screaming and, most terrifying of all, silence. Inside, her two frightened daughters call to her from the hallway. As she tries to keep her husband alive, the woman rages against men, war, culture, God.
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Author Biography - Atiq Rahimi
Born in Afghanistan in 1962, Atiq Rahimi fled to France in 1984. There he has made a name as a writer, film and documentary maker of exceptional note. The film of his first novel, Earth and Ashes, was in the Official Selection at Cannes, 2004. He has written two novels, A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear and The Patience Stone. Since 2001, he has returned to Afghanistan many times to set up a Writers' House in Kabul and offer support and training to young writers and film-makers. He lives in Paris.
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