KabulBook - 1986 | 1st ed
It is 1973 when we first meet the Anwari family, Omar, a member of the Afghan king's cabinet and his American wife, Catherine. Their older son, Mangal, a journalist, opposes the monarchy; his sister Saira, a student at Radcliffe, is caught between two cultures and uneasy with both. Young Tor, the family "bad boy, " will turn out to surprise them all. By the end, the family has suffered much; their country, their own lives, and the lives of those around them have changed drastically. The king has been deposed, the Soviets have taken over, and the Taliban is on the horizon. Readers, closing Kabul reluctantly, will find the stirring story has left them with a far deeper understanding of this sad country and its suffering people.