The Gifts of the State

New Writing from Afghanistan

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The Gifts of the State and Other Stories: New Writing from Afghanistan radically reshapes our idea of Afghanistan as a place of unquestioning religiosity, brutal sexism, and anti-American and Russian...

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Adam Klein is the author of story collection The Medicine Burns, the novel Tiny Ladies, and the artist monograph Jerome: After the Pageant. His work has appeared in Bomb, the New York Times At War...

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"Though it is set in a place we think we know (Afghanistan), this continuously startling and often very moving book opens up a new country, a fresh and diverse landscape of human striving and...

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