A Door in the Earth
Auteur: Amy Waldman
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780316451567
  • oktober 2020
  • 400 pagina's
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Amy Waldman

Amy Waldman werkte voor The New York Times van 1997 tot 2006 en voor The Atlantic. Ze woonde een tijdlang in Berlijn; tegenwoordig woont ze in Brooklyn Op bol.com vind je alle boeken van Amy Waldman, waaronder het nieuwste boek van Amy Waldman.

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From the bestselling author of The Submission: A young Afghan-American woman is trapped between her ideals and the complicated truth in this "penetrating" (O, Oprah Magazine), "stealthily suspenseful," (Booklist, starred review), "breathtaking and achingly nuanced" (Kirkus, starred review) novel.

Parveen Shams, a college senior in search of a calling, feels pulled between her charismatic and mercurial anthropology professor and the comfortable but predictable Afghan-American community in her Northern California hometown. When she discovers a bestselling book called Mother Afghanistan, a memoir by humanitarian Gideon Crane that has become a bible for American engagement in the country, she is inspired. Galvanized by Crane's experience, Parveen travels to a remote village in the land of her birth to join the work of his charitable foundation.

When she arrives, however, Crane's maternity clinic, while grandly equipped, is mostly unstaffed. The villagers do not exhibit the gratitude she expected to receive. And Crane's memoir appears to be littered with mistakes, or outright fabrications. As the reasons for Parveen's pilgrimage crumble beneath her, the U.S. military, also drawn by Crane's book, turns up to pave the solde road to the village, bringing the war in their wake. When a fatal ambush occurs, Parveen must decide whether her loyalties lie with the villagers or the soldiers -- and she must determine her own relationship to the truth.

Amy Waldman, who reported from Afghanistan for the New York Times after 9/11, has created a taut, propulsive novel about power, perspective, and idealism, brushing aside the dust of America's longest-standing war to reveal the complicated truths beneath. A Door in the Earth is the rarest of books, one that helps us understand living history through poignant characters and unforgettable storytelling.

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
oktober 2020
Aantal pagina's
400 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Amy Waldman
Uitgever
Back Bay Books

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9780316451567

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Gewicht
363 g
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Verpakking breedte
137 mm
Verpakking hoogte
208 mm
Verpakking lengte
208 mm

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