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Thieves of honour
Kent Mathieson
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Thieves of honour

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A novel set in exotic Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, looking at honour and shame.
Paperback, 321 pages
Published June 2013 by Vivid
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Randall Gwin
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Authors who set novels in Kyrgyzstan have a somewhat tougher job than those who set novels on Mars. Both need to introduce their readers to new vocabulary, political structures, and cultural norms. The Martian-setting authors, however, don't have to face several thousand critics who have worked in international development or have lived in Kyrgyzstan, consider themselves experts on the subjects, and, as a group, tend to be a little on the militantly loquacious side.
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Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wonderful to read a modern day story set in Kyrgyzstan. Members of a small farming community try to save their livelihood and dignity by out-witting a doomed NGO water scheme which is lining the pockets of local and state politicians.

Kent uses one man,Ermerbek, and the simple story of the village Ak Terek, to tell of modern day Kyrgyzstan; the mix of old and new; the beauty of the land and the spirit of community and the way greed destroys all.

My favourite character is the village drunk,Ermet.
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