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The Wasted Vigil (Vintage International)

Aslam, Nadeem

ISBN 10: 0307388743 / 0-307-38874-3
ISBN 13: 9780307388742
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
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In The Wasted Vigil, Nadeem Aslam, the award-winning author of Maps for Lost Lovers, brilliantly knits together five seemingly unconnected lives to create a luminous story set in contemporary Afghanistan.There’s Marcus, an English expat who was married to an outspoken Afghani doctor; David, a former American spy; Lara, from St. Petersburg, looking for traces of her brother, a Russian soldier who disappeared years before; Casa, a young Afghani whose hatred of the Americans has plunged him into the blinding depths of zealotry; and James, an American Special Forces soldier. Aslamreveals the intertwining paths that these characters have traveled, constructing a timely and intimate portrait of the complex ties that bind us and the wars that continue to tear us apart.

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Book Description: Vintage, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Harrowing yet beautiful.With astonishing lyricismand compassion Aslamcreates unforgettable characters." The Boston Globe "Extraordinary. Aslam's determination to gaze resolutely at the darkest side of our many cold and hot wars is what givesThe Wasted Vigil its depth and power." PankajMishra,The New York Review of Books "The power of Aslam's novel lives in the explosive adjacency of brutality and love, the poison of fanaticism diluted by the perfume of Persian lilacs." O, OprahMagazine "A searing, multifaceted novel . . . Its polyglot characters inhabit a seething cauldron of human drama . . . You might think that there is a particular specter haunting Afghanistan in these early years of the 21st centurythe Talibanbut in Aslam's penetrating view, there are multiple forces at work there." San Francisco Chronicle "Unafraid of political complexity, Aslam is also unflinching in his examination of depravity. Yet his writing also encompasses tenderness. His characters are intricately wounded and geographically diverse . . . This novel seeks to reveal the psyche not just of one rural village or one immigrant community but of Britain, the Soviet Union, the United States and Afghanistan. The revelations throughout are artful." New York Times Book Review "The Wasted Vigilis remarkable for being at once topical and timelessa complex and layered vision of contemporary Afghanistan . . . Like Michael Ondaatje before him, Aslam has a way of breathing life into larger historical and political backdrops with sensual details and lush interior lives.The Wasted Vigilshimmers with moments of poetic beauty and seems destined, likeThe English Patientto become a classic of modern, globalized literature." Time Out New York "Nadeem Aslam offers readers surprising gems in his new book . . . The fabric of these characters' lives are interwoven with rich, carefully researched detail about Afghanistan and the intricacies of life in a country still grappling with the lasting influences of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. It's a bold task to attempt to point out the similarities between a Muslim fundamentalist's zeal and an American CIA agent's righteous view of his job, yet, amid a sweeping story about love, Aslam does exactly this with considerable poise . . . A book that is both lyrical and sharp." Christian Science Monitor "Arguably the best novel available on the current situation in the Middle East. The jihadists, the warlords, the crusading Americansall are given voice in calm, relentless, shatteringly beautiful prose that reveals the essential wrongness of the current conflict from every angle. There's no whitewash or caricature here, just authentic writing that delivers the worldand a range of extraordinary characters. Highly recommended." Library Journal(starred) "An intense, empathetic, magisterial interpretation of clashing beliefs and entwined fates, in a harsh and ruined, yet lovely place . . . Complexity, beauty, violence and tragedy mark the pages of Aslam's affecting story . . . [The novel has] insight and somber impact." Kirkus Reviews(starred) "Kiriyama-winner Aslam takes an ambitious and moving look at the human cost of Afghanistan's war-torn reality . . . An unflinchingly clear picture of a country whose history of strife is still being written." Publishers Weekly(starred) Reviews fro. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0307388743

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