The Widow’s Husband, by Tamim Ansary

The Malik, the Malang, and the Farengi Afghanistan, graveyard of empires. I’ve visited it from time to time in the company of Rudyard Kipling, M.M. Kaye, Joseph Kessel, and James Michener, but this was the first time I have visited it in the company of an Afghan novelist, Tamim Ansary, who has an insider’s knowledge [...]