by Basharat Peer
Hardcover, 223 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $25 | purchase
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A native to the war-torn region of Kashmir offers a harrowing portrait of the area of dispute between India and Pakistan, featuring personal stories behind one of the most brutal conflicts in modern times.
December 16, 2010 Two things are shared in common by the five thrilling books that make up Granta editor John Freeman's list of the best debuts of 2010: A chaos that reflects dark times and an urgency to tell these mysterious stories — from East Africa, South America, Kashmir, New Jersey — with clarity and beauty.
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