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Three by Atiq Rahimi: Earth and Ashes, A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear, The Patience Stone

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Three short novels—including Prix Goncourt–winning The Patience Stone—that convey years of Afghan history, heartache, and hope. Never before in paperback.

   Atiq Rahimi’s reputation for writing war stories of immense drama and intimacy began with his first novel, Earth and Ashes, about fathers and sons and the terrible strain inflicted on families, when an Afghan village i
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published June 11th 2013 by Other Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Molly Ison
These were difficult stories to process. In Earth and Ashes, a grandfather struggles with the decision to tell his son about the slaughter of their family members. In A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear, a man whose targeting by the Communist government seems to be disproportional to his crime of being out after curfew has others try to save him while he remains confused about his choices. And in The Patience Stone, a woman tells her secrets to a seemingly comatose husband, revealing the ways she ...more
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The violence of war is ever present but the violence against women, physically, culturally and psychologically makes for a distressing read, leaving little hope for change in Afghanistan.
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عتيق رحيمي

Atiq Rahimi est un romancier et réalisateur de double nationalité française et afghane, réfugié de la guerre d'Afghanistan.

Atiq Rahimi is a writer and director of French and Afghan multiple citizenship, refugee from the war in Afghanistan.

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