Dans le nord du Pakistan, un adolescent mène une vie simple et heureuse en compagnie de ses soeurs et de ses parents, qu'il aide à récolter les fruits dans le verger. Au marché, il tombe sous le charme de la fille d'un puissant politicien, à laquelle il se lie, enfreignant ainsi les règles de la hiérarchie sociale. Pour son impudence, le jeune garçon est jeté dans une prison sordide où il croupit pendant quinze ans.
À sa libération, brisé physiquement et mentalement, il est recueilli par Abbas, un poète érudit, aux côtés de qui il va réapprendre à vivre et se familiariser avec un monde qu'il ne reconnaît plus.
Récit d'un retour à la vie, ce roman est avant tout une grande histoire d'amour intemporelle imprégnée de la sagesse et de la poésie des contes orientaux.
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A young Pakistani man survives fifteen years in a dreadful prison by clinging on to a single memory of a girl he once met in his family's beautiful mountainside orchard - with disastrous consequences. Elegant and lyrical but never sentimental, this moving tale of love and redemption is storytelling at its most evocative and compassionate. This is a novel that transcends politics and class, its characters as accessible and intimate as those of universal mythology.
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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
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