"For far too long, Afghan women have been faceless and voiceless. Until now. With "The Patience Stone," Atiq Rahimi gives face and voice to one unforgettable woman-and, one could argue, offers her as a proxy for the grievances of millions...it is a rich read, part allegory, part a tale of retribution, part an exploration of honor, love, sex, marriage, war. It is without doubt an important and courageous book." from the introduction by Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns"
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