About this book
This literary novel of family secrets set in Afghanistan is one of Faber's lead fiction titles and is the perfect summer read for fans of "The English Patient" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns". 'Ambitious and luminous... "The Wasted Vigil" reminds us that fiction can do things mere reportage can't' "Sunday Times"
A Russian woman named Lara arrives in Afghanistan at the house of Marcus Caldwell, an Englishman and widower living in the shadow of the Tora Bora mountains. Marcus' daughter, Zameen, may have known Lara's brother, a Soviet soldier who disappeared in the area many years previously.
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