The Bookseller of Kabul

Back Bay Books (Little Brown):
New York; 2004
First printing, Trade paperback, New,
285 pp.
Cover artwork by: carin Berger

The story of Sultan Khan. Sultan has been a bookseller in Afghanistan for the last thirty years. He’s seen a lot. It would seem that the booksellers lot all over the world is fraught with difficulties. Sultan lives with his two wives, five children and many other relatives in a four room house. It’s the chronicle of a bookseller selling sometimes very controversial material in a dangerous place; but it’ also the chronicle of a family living in difficult times yet having to deal with many of the same issues that any family might face. Now a trade paperback. #25527

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