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The watch : a novel

Author: Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
Publisher: New York : Hogarth, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"At a stark outpost in the Kandahar mountain range, a team of American soldiers watches a young Afghan woman approach. She has come to beg for the return of her brother's body. The camp's tense, claustrophobic atmosphere comes to a boil as the men argue about what to do next. Taking its cues from the Antigone myth, this significant, eloquent novel recreates the chaos, intensity, and immediacy of war, and conveys the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War fiction
Fiction
War stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
ISBN: 9780307955890 0307955893
OCLC Number: 753624677
Description: 290 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya.

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"At a stark outpost in the Kandahar mountain range, a team of American soldiers watches a young Afghan woman approach. She has come to beg for the return of her brother's body. The camp's tense, claustrophobic atmosphere comes to a boil as the men argue about what to do next. Taking its cues from the Antigone myth, this significant, eloquent novel recreates the chaos, intensity, and immediacy of war, and conveys the inevitable repercussions felt by the soldiers, their families, and by one sister"--

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