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The Weight of a Mustard Seed [electronic resource] : Main
The Weight of a Mustard Seed [electronic resource] : Main
Steavenson, Wendell2018
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LONGLISTED FOR DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2010In The Weight of a Mustard Seed, Wendell Steavenson tells the true story of General Kamel Sachet, a decorated hero of the long Iran-Iraq war and a favourite of Saddam Hussein's. As Steavenson reveals the emotional and psychological scars the Sachet family suffer as a result of decades spent living with war and repression, she reaches towards the heart of a previously unspoken story of Iraq: a once prosperous nation, reduced by Hussein's megalomania and paranoia to bankruptcy, corruption and impotence. The result is an intimate, startling and gripping account of the slow destruction of Sachet, his family and his country. Reminiscent in part of Stasiland and The Bookseller of Kabul, it is a career-defining book for Wendell Steavenson.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Atlantic Books, 2018
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9781786496799
Language:
English
BRN:
2685262
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