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The Wandering Falcon

(2011)
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'The mullah left the fort with the boy walking beside him and the little puppy, who had been with his new owner less than a month, trotting behind.'

The boy - known as Tor Baz, the wandering falcon - journeys between tribes. Where does he come from, and what is his story? He meets men who fight under different flags, and women who risk everything if they break their society's code of honour.

Set in the decades before the rise of the Taliban, Jamil Ahmad's stunning debut takes us to the essence of human life in the forbidden areas where the borders of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan meet. The media today speak often about 'the tribal areas' - a remote region; a hotbed of conspiracies, drone attacks and conflict. Now, for the first time, this traditional, honour-bound culture is revealed from the inside.

Jamil Ahmad is seventy-eight years old and has spent long years among the peoples of the frontier. In The Wandering Falcon, he describes a world of custom and cruelty, of love and gentleness, of hardship and survival, a fragile, unforgiving world that is changing as modern forces make themselves known. With the fate-defying story of Tor Baz, he has written an unforgettable novel of insight, compassion and timeless wisdom.

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"Superb. The work of a gifted storyteller..." - Mohsin Hamid


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Hardback Editions

February 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wandering Falcon (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
ISBN: 1-4104-4498-8 / 978-1-4104-4498-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wandering Falcon
Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
ISBN: 1-59448-827-4 / 978-1-59448-827-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead
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June 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Wandering Falcon
Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
ISBN: 0-241-14515-5 / 978-0-241-14515-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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January 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wandering Falcon
Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
ISBN: 0-670-08533-2 / 978-0-670-08533-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wandering Falcon
Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
ISBN: 1-59448-616-6 / 978-1-59448-616-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wandering Falcon
Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
ISBN: 0-241-95405-3 / 978-0-241-95405-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wandering Falcon, The
Author(s): Jamil (india) Ahmad
ISBN: 0-14-341912-9 / 978-0-14-341912-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wandering Falcon
Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
ISBN: 0-241-14542-2 / 978-0-241-14542-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Audio Editions

November 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wandering Falcon
Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Wandering Falcon
Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Wandering Falcon
Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
ISBN: 1-4640-0420-X / 978-1-4640-0420-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Wandering Falcon
Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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June 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wandering Falcon
Author(s): Jamil Ahmad
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   



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