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The Wasted Vigil

(2008)
A novel by

 
From the author of Maps for Lost Lovers ('Extraordinary . . . It deepens our knowledge of life' - The New York Review of Books), a new novel - at once lyrical and blistering - about war in our time, told through the lives of five people who come together in post'"9/11 Afghanistan.

Marcus, an English doctor whose Afghani wife was murdered by the Taliban, opens his home - itself an eerily beautiful monument to his losses - to the others: Lara, from St. Petersburg, looking for evidence of her soldier brother who disappeared decades before in the Soviet invasion; David, an American and former spy who has seen his ideals turned inside out; Casa, a young Afghani whose hatred of the West plunges him into the depths of zealotry; and James, the Special Forces soldier in whom David sees a dangerous revival of the unquestioning notions of right and wrong that he himself once held.

In mesmerizing prose, Aslam reveals the complex ties - of love and desperation, pain and salvation, madness and clarity - that bind these individuals. And through their stories he gives us a portrait both timely and achingly intimate of the 'continuation of wars' that shapes our world. In its radiant language and unflinching drama, The Wasted Vigil is a luminous work of fiction.

 
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Used availability for Nadeem Aslam's The Wasted Vigil


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Hardback Editions

September 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Wasted Vigil
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
ISBN: 0-307-26842-X / 978-0-307-26842-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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September 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Wasted Vigil
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
ISBN: 0-385-66550-4 / 978-0-385-66550-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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September 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: The Wasted Vigil
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
ISBN: 0-571-23877-7 / 978-0-571-23877-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

2012 : Paperback
Title: Wasted Vigil, The
Author(s): Nadeem (pakistan/england) Aslam
ISBN: 8184002904 / 978-8184002904
Publisher:
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Wasted Vigil
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
ISBN: 0-385-66551-2 / 978-0-385-66551-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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June 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Wasted Vigil (Vintage International)
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
ISBN: 0-307-38874-3 / 978-0-307-38874-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Wasted Vigil
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
ISBN: 0-571-23880-7 / 978-0-571-23880-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Wasted Vigil - A Format
Author(s): Aslam Nadeem
ISBN: 0-571-23879-3 / 978-0-571-23879-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Wasted Vigil
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
ISBN: 0-571-23878-5 / 978-0-571-23878-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Wasted Vigil
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Wasted Vigil
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2008 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Wasted Vigil
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Wasted Vigil
Author(s): Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   



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