The Wandering Falcon (Hardcover)

By Jamil Ahmad

Thorndike Press, 9781410444981, 351pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2012

October 2011 Indie Next List

“These linked tales set along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan are unlike anything else you have read about the region. They offer a generous and moving portrait of a little understood way of life. This is the kind of fiction that moves beyond terms like 'great literature' and ventures on to terms like 'essential' and 'necessary.'”
— Robert Sindelar, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA
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Traditions that have lasted for centuries, both brutal and beautiful, create a rigid structure for life in the wild, astonishing place where Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan meet--the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Ahmad has written an unforgettable portrait of a world of custom and compassion, of love and cruelty, of hardship and survival.
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