99 Nights in Logar

Product Number: EB00724093
Released: Jan 22, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780525559207
Publisher: Viking
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A dog on the loose. A boy yearning to connect to his family's roots. A country in the midst of great change. And a vibrant exploration of the power of stories-the ones we tell each other and the ones we find ourselves in. 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 the rural village of Logar. But eager for an ally in this place that is meant to be "home," Marwand misreads his reunion with the dog and approaches Budabash the way he would any pet on his American suburban block-and the results are disastrous: Marwand loses a finger, and Budabash escapes into the night. Marwand is not chastened and doubles down on his desire to fit in here. He must get the dog back, and the resulting search is a gripping and vivid adventure story, a lyrical, funny, and surprisingly tender coming-of-age journey across contemporary Afghanistan that blends the bravado and vulnerability of a boy's teenage years with an homage to familial oral tradition and calls to mind One Thousand and One Nights yet speaks with a voice all its own.

Author(s): Jamil Jan Kochai
Original Publish Date: Jan 22, 2019

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Author(s): Jamil Jan Kochai
Narrator(s): Ali Nasser
Product Number Z100139150
Released: Jan 22, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781984827821

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