The Wandering Falcon

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.70 hours)
Product Number: Z04302
Released: Nov 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464004230
Narrator/s: Piter Marek
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Author Jamil Ahmad has received worldwide acclaim for his stunning debut novel, The Wandering Falcon/. Here, Ahmad transports listeners to the oft-misunderstood region where Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan meet-the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)-for a gripping portrait of an honor-bound people shaped and defined by ancient traditions and conflicts. "A striking debut . The power and beauty of these stories are unparalleled in most fiction to come out of south Asia."-Guardian

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The Wandering Falcon
Product Number: BX00008601
Product Number:Z04302
Product Number:C00216

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RBdigital Unlimited Audio - Pub Library - Canada Collection
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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
Narrator(s): Piter Marek
Product Number C00216
Released: Oct 21, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464004209
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
Narrator(s): Piter Marek
Product Number MP0264
Released: Dec 08, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464010743
eBook
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Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
Product Number EB00398140
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9781101547953

Professional reviews

"Piter Marek narrates Jamil Ahmad's collection of loosely connected stories set in the desert regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan known as "Pakistan's tribal badlands." In the first of nine chapters, the boy who becomes Tor Baz, "The Wandering Falcon," sees his father shoot his mother and witnesses his father's stoning by the elders of his tribe. As the stories unfold, listeners meet nomads making annual pilgrimages to water their herds and learn of their harsh existence and harsher penalties for transgressions as well as their volatile responses to border closings. From mad mullahs to fathers who sell their daughters, Marek's reading is as spare and stark as Ahmad's prose, offering insights into tribal conflicts and customs that most Westerners know little about. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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