The Bookseller Of Kabul

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-10-26
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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This mesmerizing portrait of a proud man who, through three decades and successive repressive regimes, heroically braved persecution to bring books to the people of Kabul has elicited extraordinary praise throughout the world and become a phenomenal international bestseller.The Bookseller of Kabulis startling in its intimacy and its details - a revelation of the plight of Afghan women and a window into the surprising realities of daily life in today's Afghanistan.

Author Biography

Asne Seierstad has received numerous awards for her journalism and has reported from such war-torn regions as Chechnya, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq. She is fluent in five languages and lives in Norway

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
The Proposalp. 3
Burning Booksp. 9
Crime and Punishmentp. 23
Suicide and Songp. 37
The Business Tripp. 41
Do You Want to Make Me Sad?p. 67
No Admission to Heavenp. 80
Billowing, Fluttering, Windingp. 84
A Third-Rate Weddingp. 94
The Matriarchp. 106
Temptationsp. 122
The Call from Alip. 131
The Smell of Dustp. 163
An Attemptp. 181
Can God Die?p. 194
The Dreary Roomp. 204
The Carpenterp. 214
My Mother Osamap. 245
A Broken Heartp. 267
Epiloguep. 285
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