Description - Earth And Ashes by Atiq Rahimi
Earth and Ashes is a story of such spareness and power it leaves the reader reeling. Set during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan, it is a fable about war, family, home and tradition. An old man and his grandson sit in a deserted landscape of dusty roads and looming mountains. What are they waiting for? As we watch them we learn their story-Rahimi has managed to condense centuries of Afghan history into his short tale of three very different generations. At the same time, he has created a story that is universal in its power.
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(198mm x 130mm x 5mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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Author Biography - Atiq Rahimi
Atiq Rahimi is Afghan writer and film-maker who has lived in France since 1985. He is 39. This is his first book.