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Born Under a Million Shadows

(2009)
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A moving tale of the triumph of the human spirit amidst heartbreaking tragedy, told through the eyes of a charming, impish, and wickedly observant Afghan boy

The Taliban have withdrawn from Kabul's streets, but the long shadows of their regime remain. In his short life, eleven-year-old Fawad has known more grief than most: his father and brother have been killed, his sister has been abducted, and Fawad and his mother, Mariya, must rely on the charity of parsimonious relatives to eke out a hand-to-mouth existence.

Ever the optimist, Fawad hopes for a better life, and his dream is realized when Mariya finds a position as a housekeeper for a charismatic Western woman, Georgie, and her two foreign friends. The world of aid workers and journalists is a new one for Fawad, and living with the trio offers endless curiosities - including Georgie's destructive relationship with the powerful Afghan warlord Haji Khan, whose exploits are legendary. Fawad grows resentful and worried, until he comes to learn that love can move a man to act in surprisingly good ways. But life, especially in Kabul, is never without peril, and the next calamity Fawad must face is so devastating that it threatens to destroy the one thing he thought he could never lose: his love for his country.

A big-hearted novel infused with crackling wit, Andrea Busfield's brilliant debut captures the hope and humanity of the Afghan people and the foreigners who live among them.

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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Born Under a Million Shadows
Author(s): Andrea Busfield
ISBN: 1-4084-3068-1 / 978-1-4084-3068-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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February 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Born Under a Million Shadows: A Novel
Author(s): Andrea Busfield
ISBN: 0-8050-9061-4 / 978-0-8050-9061-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Born Under a Million Shadows
Author(s): Andrea Busfield
ISBN: 0-552-77563-0 / 978-0-552-77563-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Born Under a Million Shadows
Author(s): Andrea Busfield
ISBN: 0-385-61616-3 / 978-0-385-61616-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Audio Editions

November 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Born Under a Million Shadows
Author(s): Andrea Busfield
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Born Under a Million Shadows
Author(s): Andrea Busfield
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Born Under a Million Shadows: A Novel
Author(s): Andrea Busfield
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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April 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Born Under a Million Shadows
Author(s): Andrea Busfield
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   



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