Comment: Six stories set in Central Asia, one of them
a Pushcart Prize winner, written with deadpan irony and packing
quite a punch: Bissell's stories journey through Afghanistan,
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to some of the most deeply foreign places
on earth, with each story told through the eyes of Westerners - such
as two journalists stranded in wartime Afghanistan, a missionary struggling with his faith, or a female scientist investigating the Aral Sea - a particularly moving story (see the sidebar for more about the Aral Sea).
Publishers Weekly gives the collection a starred review saying 'Bissell never flinches as he looks straight into the starved hearts of his characters. In these chilling stories of a region ravaged by war, exile and ...
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