First published in 1963, James A. Michener s gripping chronicle of the social and political landscape of Afghanistan is more relevant now than ever. Combining fact with riveting adventure and intrigue, Michener follows a military man tasked, in the years after World War II, with a dangerous assignment: finding and returning a young American woman living in Afghanistan to her distraught family after she suddenly and mysteriously disappears. A timeless tale of love and emotional drama set against the backdrop of one of the most important countries in the world today, "e;Caravans "e;captures the tension of the postwar period, the sweep of Afghanistan s remarkable history, and the inescapable allure of the past.
Praise for "e;Caravans"e;
Brilliant . . . an extraordinary novel . . . The old nomadic trails across the mountains spring into existence. "e;The New York Times"e;
Romantic and adventurous . . . Michener] has a wonderful empathy for the wild and free and an understanding of the reasons behind the kind of cruelty that goes with it. "e;Newsday"e;
Michener has done for Afghanistan what . . . his first book] did for the South Pacific. "e;The New York Herald Tribune"e;"e;
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A Novel of Afghanistan