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Modern events sometime demand the reissue of a book published several years ago. Hirsh's internationally acclaimed 1986 novel, Kabul, provides an almost miraculous window into a country and its people that now have captured the world's attention.

When the last Afghan king is deposed in the summer of 1973, the family of Omar Anwari, his loyal cabinet minister, is torn apart along with their country. Over seven turbulent years while Catherine, their American mother, struggles to hold them together, Mangal, the eldest son, breaks with his father to follow his own political conscience; daughter Saira in New York is torn between two cultures; and Tor, the youngest, most passionate of the three grows up to become perhaps the bravest of them all.

An epic tale of civil war, political intrigue, and family tragedy, Kabul is a moving, insightful portrayal of a proud nation brought to chaos.

Genre: Sagas

Praise for this book

"A magnificent evocation of the romance, the cruelty, the tragedy, and the passion of Afghanistan. Spellbinding." - Ken Follett

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Used availability for M E Hirsh's Kabul

Hardback Editions

February 1986 : USA Hardback

Title: Kabul
Author(s): M E Hirsh
ISBN: 0-689-11598-9 / 978-0-689-11598-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum
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Paperback Editions

June 2002 : USA Paperback

Title: Kabul
Author(s): M E Hirsh
ISBN: 0-312-30173-1 / 978-0-312-30173-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: SMP Paperback
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July 1987 : UK Paperback

Title: Kabul (A Methuen paperback)
Author(s): M E Hirsh
ISBN: 0-413-15370-3 / 978-0-413-15370-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Kabul: A Novel
Author(s): M E Hirsh
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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