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Title 99 nights in Logar / Jamil Jan Kochai.
Author Kochai, Jamil Jan, 1992- author.
Publication [New York, New York] : Viking, [2019]
Description 279 pages ; 22 cm
Call # FIC KOCHAI
Summary "A coming-of-age story about one boy's journey across contemporary Afghanistan to find and bring home the family dog, blending the grit and immediacy of voice-driven fiction like We Need New Names with the mythmaking of One Thousand and One Nights. 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 Logar. Eager to find an ally in this place that's meant to be "home," Marwand approaches Budabash the way he would any dog on his American suburban block--and the results are disastrous: Marwand loses a finger and Budabash escapes. The resulting search for the family dog is an expertly told adventure, a ninety-nine-night quest that sends Marwand and his cousins across the landscape of Logar. Moving between celebrations and tragedies, deeply humorous and surprisingly tender, 99 Nights in Logar is a vibrant exploration of the power of stories--the ones we tell each other, and the ones we find ourselves in"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Lowgar (Afghanistan) -- Fiction.
Genre Bildungsromans.
Alt Title Ninety-nine nights in Logar
Related To Online version: Kochai, Jamil Jan, 1992- 99 nights in Logar New York, New York : Viking, 2019 9780525559207 (DLC) 2018045991
ISBN 9780525559191 :
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