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The Resource 99 nights in Logar, Jamil Jan Kochai

99 nights in Logar, Jamil Jan Kochai

Label
99 nights in Logar
Title
99 nights in Logar
Statement of responsibility
Jamil Jan Kochai
Title variation
Ninety-nine nights in Logar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1992-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kochai, Jamil Jan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.O343
LC item number
A615 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boys
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Lowgar (Afghanistan)
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Afghanistan
Label
99 nights in Logar, Jamil Jan Kochai
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1031953767
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780525559191
Lccn
2018037023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525559191
  • (OCoLC)1031953767
Label
99 nights in Logar, Jamil Jan Kochai
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1031953767
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780525559191
Lccn
2018037023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525559191
  • (OCoLC)1031953767

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