Silent Trees


Silent Trees: Power and Passion in War-Torn Afghanistan

By Nasir Shansab

“The author’s prose is vigorous, yet atmospheric, ruminative and sometimes poetic… He shows readers the ragged poverty and paranoia of Kabul and mountain villages; the interplay of power and deference between the mighty and the humble; and the tense psychology of people enmeshed in Kafkaesque confrontations that pivot from civility to violence in a heartbeat. The result is a subtle, gripping novel about the roots of Afghanistan.”

-Kirkus Reviews