Earth and Ashes
Earth and Ashes is a story of such spareness and power it leaves the reader reeling. Set during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan, it is a fable about war, family, home and tradition. An old man and his grandson sit in a deserted landscape of dusty roads and looming mountains. What are they waiting for? As we watch them we learn their story...
Atiq Rahimi has managed to condense centuries of Afghan history into his short tale of three very different generations. At the same time, he has created a story that is universal in its power.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - janerawoof - LibraryThing
This Afghani novella of only 81 pages is one of the most poignant, moving pieces I've ever read! Upon finishing it, I closed the book and took a long pause to get my breath back; this simple story of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Elainedav - LibraryThing
This is an extraordinary short story or novella. It is the story of a grandfather and grandson travelling together to find their son/father respectively. It sounds like a simple story, but it is based ... Read full review