The Wasted Vigil

The Wasted Vigil

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Tells the lives of five people who come together in post-9/11 Afghanistan. Marcus, an English doctor whose progressive, outspoken Afghani wife was murdered by the Taliban, opens his home--itself an eerily beautiful monument to his losses--to the others: Lara, from St. Petersburg, looking for evidence of her soldier brother who disappeared decades before during the Soviet invasion; David, an American, a former spy who has seen his ideals turned inside out during his twenty-five years in Afghanistan; Casa, a young Afghani whose hatred of the West plunges him into the depths of zealotry; and James, the Special Forces soldier in whom David sees a dangerous revival of the unquestioning notions of right and wrong that he himself once held.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780307268426
030726842X
Branch Call Number: FIC ASLA
Characteristics: 319 pages ; 25 cm

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