In the Orchard, the Swallows.pdf

In the Orchard, the Swallows PDF

Peter Hobbs

In the foothills of a mountain range in northern Pakistan is a beautiful orchard. Swallows wheel and dive silently over the branches, and the scent of jasmine threads through the air. Pomegranates hang heavy, their skins darkening to a deep crimson. Neglected now, the trees are beginning to grow wild, their fruit left to spoil on the branches. Many miles away, a frail young man is flung out of prison gates. Looking up, scanning the horizon for swallows in flight, he stumbles and collapses in the roadside dust. His ravaged body tells the story of fifteen years of brutality. Just one image has held and sustained him through the dark times - the thought of the young girl who had left him dumbstruck with wonder all those years ago, whose eyes were lit up with life.
A tale of tenderness in the face of great and corrupt power, In The Orchard, The Swallows is a heartbreaking novel written in prose of exquisite stillness and beauty

British writer Hobbs (The Short Day Dying, 2006, etc.) travels to Pakistan at the turn of the 21st century to broodingly explore a society in thrall to ancient customs.Hobbs’ unnamed narrator, just released from jail after 15 years, returns to his village to find his family gone, the orchard his father carefully cultivated now neglected by the new owners. In the Orchard, the Swallows eBook de Peter …

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