The Wandering FalconBook - 2011
A haunting literary debut set in the forbidding remote tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Jamil Ahmad was born in 1930. The Wandering Falcon begins with a young couple, refugees from their tribe, who have traveled to the middle of nowhere to escape the cruel punishments meted out upon those who transgress the boundaries of marriage and family. Their son, Tor Baz, descended from both chiefs and outlaws, becomes "The Wandering Falcon," a character who travels among the tribes, over the mountains and the plains, into the towns and the tents that constitute the homes of the tribal people. The media today speak about this unimaginably remote region, a geopolitical hotbed of conspiracies, drone attacks, and conflict, but in the rich, dramatic tones of a master storyteller, this stunning, honor-bound culture is revealed from the inside.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2011.
Edition: First American edition
Characteristics: 243 pages ;,19 cm.