"“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"