A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear
Normal Price: $37.99
Your Price: $34.19 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.71 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear by Atiq Rahimi
Book DescriptionIn his extraordinary novella "Earth and Ashes" (now a feature film), Atiq Rahimi distilled all the suffering of the Afghan people into the heart-breaking story of a grandfather seeking revenge for his daughter's death. In his new novel, he once again uses his gift for economy to send the reader deep into the fractured mind and emotions of a country caught between religion and the political machinations of the world's super powers. 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. It is 1979 and Afghanistan is in the early days of the pro-Soviet coup. Farhad goes out drinking with a friend who is about to flee to Pakistan. A few hours later he regains consciousness in a strange house, beaten and confused. At first he thinks he is dead. Then he begins to remember what happened. As his mind sifts through its memories, fears and hallucinations, and the outlines of reality start to harden, he realises that, if he is to escape the soldiers who wish to finish the job they started, he too must leave everything he loves behind him and find a way to get to Pakistan. Reminiscent of William Golding's Pincher Martin in its use of an intense, repetitive vocabulary of powerful images, and for its chilling twist in the tail, this is a mesmerising book. To read it is to be plunged into the Afghan imagination and soul.
Buy Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear book by Atiq Rahimi from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780701176730
(205mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2006
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)
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.
Earth and Ashes, Paperback (October 2003)» View all books by Atiq Rahimi
This short novel, takes readers into the minds of civilians caught up in the extremity and ambiguity of war. Set during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan, an old man and his grandson sit in a deserted landscape. As we watch them, we learn their story.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear book by Atiq Rahimi and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Atiq Rahimi
Born in Afghanistan in 1962, Atiq Rahimi fled to France in 1984 to escape the Soviet coup. There he has made a name as a writer, film and documentary maker of exceptional note. The feature film of Earth and Ashes was realeased in 2005 to great acclaim and Rahimi is about to publish in France a book of his photographs of Afghanistan. He has been heavily involved in Afghan cultural life since the American invasion, particularly in the creation of a 'Writers' House' in Kabul. He lives in Paris.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.