A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear

A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear


Farhad is a regular scholar, twenty-one years previous, drawn to wine, ladies, and poetry, and negligent of the spiritual conservatism of his grandfather. yet he lives in Kabul in 1979, and the early days of the pro-Soviet coup are approximately to alter his lifestyles endlessly. One evening Farhad is going out consuming with a pal who's approximately to escape to Pakistan, and is brutally abused by way of a gaggle infantrymen. a number of hours later he slowly regains realization in an surprising residence, crushed and burdened, and thinks first and foremost that he's lifeless. an odd and lovely lady has dragged him into her domestic for safekeeping, and slowly Farhad starts off to believe a forbidden love for her—a love that embodies an indignant compassion for the affliction of Afghanistan’s ladies. As his brain sifts via its stories, fears, and hallucinations, and the outlines of truth begin to harden, he realizes that, if he's to flee the warriors who desire to end the task they begun, he needs to depart every thing he loves in the back of and have the ability to get to Pakistan.
   Rahimi makes use of his tight, spare prose to ship the reader deep into the fractured brain and feelings of a rustic stuck among faith and the political machinations of the world’s superpowers.

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