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The Wasted Vigil (Signed First Edition)

Nadeem Aslam

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ISBN 10: 030726842X / ISBN 13: 9780307268426
Published by Knopf, 2008
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New York: Knopf, 2008. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page and dated by him at Yale in September 2014, where he accepted the Windham Campbell Prize, with flyer from event. New/New. A pristine unread copy in mylar dust jacket cover, never opened except for author to sign. Shipped in well padded box. Smoke-free. No defects. Bookseller Inventory # 1209-273

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Title: The Wasted Vigil (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The author of Maps for Lost Lovers gives us a new novel—at once lyrical and blistering—about war in our time, told through 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.

In mesmerizing prose, Nadeem Aslam reveals the complex ties—of love and desperation, pain and salvation, madness and clarity—that bind the characters. And through their stories he creates a timely and achingly intimate portrait of the “continuation of wars” that shapes our world.

In its radiant language, its depth of feeling, and its unflinching drama, The Wasted Vigil is a luminous work of fiction.

About the Author:

Nadeem Aslam is the author of two previous novels, both of which were long-listed for the Man Booker Prize: Maps for Lost Lovers, winner of the Kiriyama Prize and a New York Times Notable Book, and Season of the Rainbirds. He is also the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship. Born in Pakistan, he now lives in England.

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