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The wasted vigil, Nadeem Aslam

Label
The wasted vigil
Title
The wasted vigil
Statement of responsibility
Nadeem Aslam
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tells the lives of five people who come together in post-9/11 Afghanistan. Marcus, an English doctor whose progressive, outspoken Afghani wife was murdered by the Taliban, opens his home--itself an eerily beautiful monument to his losses--to the others: Lara, from St. Petersburg, looking for evidence of her soldier brother who disappeared decades before during the Soviet invasion; David, an American, a former spy who has seen his ideals turned inside out during his twenty-five years in Afghanistan; Casa, a young Afghani whose hatred of the West plunges him into the depths of zealotry; and James, the Special Forces soldier in whom David sees a dangerous revival of the unquestioning notions of right and wrong that he himself once held
Summary
Marcus Caldwell, an English widower and Muslim convert, lives in an old perfume factory in the shadow of the Tora Bora mountains in Afghanistan. Lara, a Russian woman, arrives at the house one day in search of her brother, a Soviet soldier who disappeared in the area many years previously, and who may have known Marcus's daughter. In the days that follow, further people arrive at the house, each seeking someone or something. The stories and histories that unfold, interviewing and overlapping, span nearly a quarter of a century and tell of the terrible afflictions that have plagued Afghanistan ? as well of the love that can blossom during war and conflict.
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
267803
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aslam, Nadeem
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9540.9.A83
LC item number
W37 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
Label
The wasted vigil, Nadeem Aslam
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • Originally published in hardcover: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great Buddha -- Building the new -- Out of separations -- Night letter -- Street of storytellers -- Casabianca -- The silent flutes -- The caliphate of New York -- The wasted vigil -- All names are my names
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International edition, September 2009.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780307388742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)370356680
  • (OCoLC)ocn370356680
  • 559326
Label
The wasted vigil, Nadeem Aslam
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • Originally published in hardcover: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great Buddha -- Building the new -- Out of separations -- Night letter -- Street of storytellers -- Casabianca -- The silent flutes -- The caliphate of New York -- The wasted vigil -- All names are my names
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International edition, September 2009.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780307388742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)370356680
  • (OCoLC)ocn370356680
  • 559326

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