The Places in Between (Paperback)
Harvest Books, 9780156031561, 299pp.
Publication Date: May 8, 2006
Through these encounters-by turns touching, con-founding, surprising, and funny-Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map's countless places in between.
Praise For The Places in Between…
UK PRAISE FOR THE PLACES IN BETWEEN
"[Stewart's] encounters with Afghans are tragic, touching and terrifying; they all have the ring of unembellished authenticity . . . A mature debut, and an intelligent and illuminating introduction to this fascinating, unfortunate country."
-THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
"A splendid tale that is by turns wryly humorous, intensely observant, and humanely unsentimental."
"Stupendous...an instant travel classic."
"Remarkable...Gripping account of a courageous journey, observed with a scholar''s eye and a humanitarian''s heart."
"Engaging and eminently readable...A masterly job."
"Sets a new standard for cool nerve and hot determination...Sublimely written."
"A flat-out masterpiece...In very nearly every sense, too good to be true."
"Stunning...Contribute[s] greatly not only to our reading pleasure, but to our understanding of Afghanistan."