Born Under a Million Shadows: A Novel
A moving tale of the triumph of the human spirit amidst heartbreaking tragedy, told through the eyes of a charming, impish, and wickedly observant Afghan boy
The Taliban have withdrawn from Kabul's streets, but the long shadows of their regime remain. In his short life, eleven-year-old Fawad has known more grief than most: his father and brother have been killed, his sister has been abducted, and Fawad and his mother, Mariya, must rely on the charity of parsimonious relatives to eke out a hand-to-mouth existence.
A big-hearted novel infused with crackling wit, Andrea Busfield's brilliant debut captures the hope and humanity of the Afghan people and the foreigners who live among them.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Floratina - LibraryThing
READ IN ENGLISH Normally I'm not a great novel reader, I usually read suspense books, but I'm a fan of John Boyne's Books! I really loved how he set once again a beautiful story in a beautiful ... Read full review
Afghanistan Story Through the Eyes of a ChildUser Review - scrffy78 - Borders
Andrea Busfield's Born Under a Million Shadows tells the story of a young boy, Fawad, who moves in with a group of foreign NGO workers when his mother is hired as their housekeeper. The other main ... Read full review
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