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The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years by Chingiz Aitmatov
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Jun 20, 09

bookshelves: central-asian-and-caucasus
Read in March, 2005

A fervent tale that reveals just how real, how surreal, how drastic, the gap is between modern and traditional lifestyles. The prose, the imagery, and the outcome of this story transport me to a discarded, burnt out, rusting hull of a train, plane, or submarine at the banks of a receding sea, invisible radiation raining down, the last pick of cotton long gone from an abused land. How far is it then to find beauty in a simple hut or the explosion of fresh yogurt on your tongue?

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