A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear by Atiq Rahimi
By Atiq Rahimi
Farhad is a regular pupil, twenty-one years previous, attracted to wine, girls, and poetry, and negligent of the spiritual conservatism of his grandfather. yet he lives in Kabul in 1979, and the early days of the pro-Soviet coup are approximately to alter his lifestyles eternally. One evening Farhad is going out consuming with a chum who's approximately to escape to Pakistan, and is brutally abused via a gaggle squaddies. a number of hours later he slowly regains cognizance in an strange apartment, overwhelmed and pressured, and thinks firstly that he's lifeless. a wierd and lovely lady has dragged him into her domestic for safekeeping, and slowly Farhad starts to think a forbidden love for her--a love that embodies an offended compassion for the affliction of Afghanistan's ladies. As his brain sifts via its stories, fears, and hallucinations, and the outlines of fact begin to harden, he realizes that, if he's to flee the warriors who desire to end the task they began, he needs to depart every little thing he loves at the back of and give you the option to get to Pakistan.
Rahimi makes use of his tight, spare prose to ship the reader deep into the fractured brain and feelings of a rustic stuck among faith and the political machinations of the world's superpowers.
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