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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 23/04/2009
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For fans of THE KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hossein and Yasmin Khadra's THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL, a devastating tale of forbidden love between an Englishwoman and a Kabul warlord. The Taliban have disappeared from Kabul's streets, but the long shadows of their brutal regime remain. In his short life eleven-year-old Fawad has known more grief than most: his father and brother have been killed, his sister has been abducted, and Fawad and his mother, Mariya, must rely on the charity of family to eke out a hand-to-mouth existence. Then Mariya finds a position as housekeeper for a charismatic western woman, Georgie, and Fawad dares to hope for an end to their struggle. He soon discovers that his beloved Georgie is caught up in a dangerous love affair with the powerful Afghan warlord Haji Khan, a legendary name on the streets of Kabul. At first resentful of Haji Khan's presence, Fawad learns that love can move a man to act in surprising ways, and an overwhelming act of generosity persuades him of the warlord's good intentions. But even a man as influential as Haji Khan can't protect Fawad from the next tragedy to blight his young life, a tragedy so devastating that it threatens to destroy the one thing Fawad thought he could never lose: his love for his country.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552775632
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 262 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This beautifully told tale will capture the reader's heart...powerful and moving" * The Sun *
"Beautifully written, touching and laced with humour, it's a stunningly assured debut from a writer who looks set to be a big star" * News of the World *

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“Born Under a Million Shadows”

The story is told by Fawad, an 11 year old Afghan boy. And what a delightful boy he is. He is written really well and displays intelligence rarely seen in adults, never mind children.The story tells of life after the... More

Paperback edition
26th April 2009
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“A must read book”

What a fabulous book! Everyone should read this book to get a better perspective on what is happening in Afganistan. OK, it's true, I have got to remember that this is a novel but the book certainly gives an... More

Paperback edition
22nd December 2009
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“Born Under a Million Shadows”

This feels like the most commercial of the Book Panel choices for May and, surprise, surprise, it's the one I enjoyed the most. Fawad is an astute, entertaining and sympathetic narrator, and the surrounding... More

Paperback edition
4th March 2009
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