99 Nights in Logar

CD - unabridged
(6 CDs)
Product Number: CX4978
Released: Feb 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781528852876
Narrator(s): Ali Nasser
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

Twelve-year-old Marwand's memories from his previous visit to Afghanistan six years ago centre on his contentious relationship with Budabash, the terrifying but beloved dog who guards his extended family's compound in Logar. Eager to find an ally in this place that's meant to be "home," Marwand approaches Budabash the way he would any dog on his American suburban block - and the results are disastrous: Marwand loses a finger and Budabash escapes. The resulting search for the family dog is an expertly told adventure, a ninety-nine-night quest that sends Marwand and his cousins across the landscape of Logar. Moving between celebrations and tragedies, deeply humorous and surprisingly tender, 99 Nights in Logar is a vibrant exploration of the power of stories - the ones we tell each other, and the ones we find ourselves in.

Author(s): Jamil Jan Kochai
Original Publish Date: Feb 07, 2019

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Playaway
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Author(s): Jamil Jan Kochai
Narrator(s): Ali Nasser
Product Number D6179
Released: Feb 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528852883
eAudio
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Author(s): Jamil Jan Kochai
Narrator(s): Ali Nasser
Product Number TCM2811
Released: Feb 07, 2019
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528852906
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Author(s): Jamil Jan Kochai
Product Number WEB268529
Released: Jan 08, 2019
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
ISBN: #9781408898406
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Jamil Jan Kochai
Narrator(s): Ali Nasser
Product Number MPCD3899
Released: Feb 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528852890

Professional reviews

"“A beautifully written story […] draw[s] readers in and holds them close…” GOODREADS REVIEWER "Ferocious, funny, rude, and freewheeling, '99 Nights in Logar' is an insider's portrait of modern Afghanistan -- written with deep affection and zero piety. A brilliant and stylish debut.” KARAN MAHAJAN “Imagine a twelve-year-old Don Quixote traversing a world full of absurdities and tragedies. Imagine The Arabian Nights set with America overshadowing an ancient landscape. 99 Nights in Logar is hilariously sad and heartbreakingly funny. Jamil Jan Kochai, a thrilling new writer, achieves in this book that rare quality of a storyteller both ageless and contemporary.” Yiyun Li “99 Nights in Logar is a revelation, in every sense of the word. An intimate look at childhood, at an Afghani province, at people and places as they deserve to be known, in all their complications. This is a novel that mourns all that has been lost, and chases after what might still be recovered. A romp, a poem, a prayer, a song of childhood, like youth itself, the writing is all energy, adventure, and possibility. Jamil Kochai is an astoundingly talented writer, listen up.” Justin Torres, Author of We, The Animals “In 99 Nights in Logar, Jamil Jan Kochai has salvaged the bones of a country's history, its unending wars, and the enduring human ties that have kept it together. A magical tale, tender and wildly imaginative.” Amitava Kumar, author of Immigrant, Montana"

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