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  • A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fearby Atiq Rahimi

    Other Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    Farhad is a typical student, twenty-one years old, interested in wine, women, and poetry, and negligent of the religious conservatism of his grandfather. But he lives in Kabul in 1979, and the early days of the pro-Soviet coup are about to change his life forever. One night Farhad goes out drinking with a friend who is about to flee to Pakistan, and... more...

  • Earth And Ashesby Atiq Rahimi

    Random House 2011; US$ 9.91

    Earth and Ashes is a story of such spareness and power it leaves the reader reeling. Set during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan, it is a fable about war, family, home and tradition. An old man and his grandson sit in a deserted landscape of dusty roads and looming mountains. What are they waiting for? As we watch them we learn their story...... more...

  • Three by Atiq Rahimiby Atiq Rahimi

    Other Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    Three short novels?including Prix Goncourt?winning The Patience Stone ?that convey years of Afghan history, heartache, and hope. Never before in paperback.   Atiq Rahimi?s reputation for writing war stories of immense drama and intimacy began with his first novel, Earth and Ashes , about fathers and sons and the terrible strain inflicted on... more...

  • A Curse on Dostoevskyby Atiq Rahimi

    Other Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    Reading Dostoevsky in Afghanistan becomes ?crime without punishment? Rassoul remembers reading Crime and Punishment as a student of Russian literature in Leningrad, so when, with axe in hand, he kills the wealthy old lady who prostitutes his beloved Sophia, he thinks twice before taking her money or killing the woman whose voice he hears from... more...

  • A Curse on Dostoevskyby Atiq Rahimi

    Random House 2013; US$ 21.24

    For every crime, there must be a punishment. Rassoul's world consists of little more than a squalid rented room - strewn with books by Dostoevsky, relics from his days as a student of Russian Literature at Leningrad - and his beloved fiancée Sophia, for whom he would do anything. So when he finds himself committing a murder,... more...

  • The Patience Stoneby Atiq Rahimi; Polly McLean

    Other Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    ?For far too long, Afghan women have been faceless and voiceless. Until now. With The Patience Stone , Atiq Rahimi gives face and voice to one unforgettable woman?and, one could argue, offers her as a proxy for the grievances of millions?it is a rich read, part allegory, part a tale of retribution, part an exploration of honor, love, sex, marriage,... more...

  • Earth and Ashesby Atiq Rahimi; Erdag Goknar

    Other Press 2010; US$ 13.95

    "You know, father, sorrow can turn to water and spill from your eyes, or it can sharpen your tongue into a sword, or it can become a time bomb that, one day, will explode and destroy you"   Earth and Ashes is the spare, powerful story of an Afghan man, Dastaguir, trying desperately to reach his son Murad, who has left his village to earn a living... more...

  • The Patience Stoneby Atiq Rahimi; Polly McLean

    Random House 2010; US$ 11.32

    A young woman prays at her husband's bedside as he lies in a coma with a bullet in his neck. From outside come the sounds of tanks, gunshots, screaming and, most terrifying of all, silence. Inside, her two frightened daughters call to her from the hallway. As she tries to keep her husband alive, the woman rages against men, war, culture,... more...

  • A Thousand Rooms Of Dream And Fearby Atiq Rahimi; Sarah Maguire; Yama Yari

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.73

    Kabul, 1979. A student wakes in an unfamiliar house, battered and bruised. He gradually recovers his mind to discover that returning from a night out he was brutally attacked by soldiers and left to die. Farhad, the tragic hero of this nightmarish tale, realises that he can now never return home: to do so would be to risk the lives of... more...

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