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The Wasted Vigil

Nadeem Aslam

The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam, the prize-winning author of Maps for Lost Lovers, is a devastatingly moving and beautiful novel of family secrets, forbidden love and the tragedy and consequences of war.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571238804
Date Published
04.06.2009
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Summary

A Russian woman named Lara arrives in Afghanistan at the house of Marcus Caldwell, an Englishman and widower living in the shadow of the Tora Bora mountains. Marcus’s daughter, Zameen, may have known Lara’s brother, a Soviet soldier who disappeared in the area many years previously. But like Marcus’s wife, Zameen is dead; a victim of the age in which she was born.

In the days that follow, further people arrive at the house: two Americans who have spent much of their adult lives in the area; a young Afghan teacher; and a radicalised young man intent on his own path. And Nadeem Aslam paints a moving, beautiful and powerful portrait of a land and a people torn apart through love and war.

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Nadeem Aslam was born in Pakistan and now lives in England. He is the author of four previous novels, most recently The Blind Man’s Garden. His work has been longlisted for the Booker Prize, shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and won the Kiriyama and Windham Campbell prizes and the Lannan and Encore…

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