99 nights in Logar / Jamil Jan Kochai
Avon Free Public Library - New Materials
F KOCHAI, J.
- 279 pages ; 21 cm
- We Need New Names 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
- One chapter in unknown South Asian language (page 266-271)
- Boys -- Fiction.
- Dogs -- Fiction.
- Families -- Fiction.
- Lowgar (Afghanistan) -- Fiction.
- Afghanistan -- Lowgar.
- Added Title
- Ninety-nine nights in Logar
- 0525559213 paperback
- 9780525559214 paperback