99 Nights in Logar

ISBN9780525561798
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedJanuary 8, 2019
Pages288
Author Jamil Jan Kochai
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.27 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth0.8 in.

99 Nights in Logar

Jamil Jan Kochai

PAPERBACK

January 8, 2019

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A coming-of-age story about one boy's journey across contemporary Afghanistan to find and bring home the family dog, blending the grit and immediacy of voice-driven fiction like We Need New Names with the mythmaking of One Thousand and One Nights.


Twelve-year-old Marwand's memories from his previous visit to Afghanistan six years ago center on his contentious relationship with Budabash, the terrifying but beloved dog who guards his extended family's compound in Logar. Eager to find an ally in this place that's meant to be "home," Marwand approaches Budabash the way he would any dog on his American suburban block--and the results are disastrous: Marwand loses a finger and Budabash escapes. 

The resulting search for the family dog is an expertly told adventure, a ninety-nine-night quest that sends Marwand and his cousins across the landscape of Logar. Moving between celebrations and tragedies, deeply humorous and surprisingly tender, 99 Nights in Logar is a vibrant exploration of the power of stories--the ones we tell each other, and the ones we find ourselves in.

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Jamil Jan Kochai

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ISBN9780525561798
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedJanuary 8, 2019
Pages288
Author Jamil Jan Kochai
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.27 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth0.8 in.

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Read our #FullyBooked reviews here, here, and here.

 

A coming-of-age story about one boy's journey across contemporary Afghanistan to find and bring home the family dog, blending the grit and immediacy of voice-driven fiction like We Need New Names with the mythmaking of One Thousand and One Nights.


Twelve-year-old Marwand's memories from his previous visit to Afghanistan six years ago center on his contentious relationship with Budabash, the terrifying but beloved dog who guards his extended family's compound in Logar. Eager to find an ally in this place that's meant to be "home," Marwand approaches Budabash the way he would any dog on his American suburban block--and the results are disastrous: Marwand loses a finger and Budabash escapes. 

The resulting search for the family dog is an expertly told adventure, a ninety-nine-night quest that sends Marwand and his cousins across the landscape of Logar. Moving between celebrations and tragedies, deeply humorous and surprisingly tender, 99 Nights in Logar is a vibrant exploration of the power of stories--the ones we tell each other, and the ones we find ourselves in.

Get 99 Nights in Logar by  Jamil Jan Kochai and other memoir books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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