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eBook What Changes Everything ePub

by Masha Hamilton

  • ISBN: 1609530918
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Masha Hamilton
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Unbridled Books (May 21, 2013)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1398 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1473 kb
  • Other: lit doc mbr mobi
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 690

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Masha Hamilton’s fifth novel, What Changes Everything, is truly an American story, an exploration of.And it is told by a novelist of extraordinary talent who currently works in Afghanistan

Masha Hamilton’s fifth novel, What Changes Everything, is truly an American story, an exploration of our twisted, misguided, generous relationship with an enigmatic country. And it is told by a novelist of extraordinary talent who currently works in Afghanistan. What Changes Everything is the story of Clarissa who, in a gamble to save her kidnapped husband’s life, makes the best decisions she can in the dark nights of Brooklyn, boldly rejecting the advice of US authorities and against the wishes of her husband’s grown daughter.

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What Changes Everything is truly an American story on an international stage, told through an ensemble of.

What Changes Everything is truly an American story on an international stage, told through an ensemble of heartening characters. In a gamble to save her kidnapped husband's life, Clarissa Barbery makes the best decisions she can in the dark nights of Brooklyn. Will get you thinking and break your heart. com "Emotionally ferocious. an affecting, viscerally charged work that offers no easy moral answers.

Masha Hamilton’s fifth novel, What Changes Everything, is truly an American story, an exploration of our twisted, misguided, generous relationship with an.What Changes Everything - Masha Hamilton.

Masha Hamilton’s fifth novel, What Changes Everything, is truly an American story, an exploration of our twisted, misguided, generous relationship with an enigmatic country.

Masha Hamilton, currently serving as the Director of Communications, . Embassy, Kabul, is the author of four acclaimed novels with a fifth, WHAT CHANGES EVERYTHING publishing in June 2013. Her most recent, 31 Hours (Unbridled Books, 2009), an Indie Choice pick by independent booksellers, was called "gorgeous and complex. by Publishers Weekly. You don't just read this gut-wrenching book; you become part of it in a deep, primal way," wrote StyleSubstanceSoul. com founder Lois Alter Mark.

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What Changes Everything is truly an American story on an international stage, told through an ensemble of heartening characters. In a gamble to save her kidnapped husband’s life, Clarissa Barbery makes the best decisions she can in the dark nights of Brooklyn. Stela Sidorova, who owns a used bookstore in Ohio, writes letter after letter hoping to comprehend the loss of a son on an Afghan battlefield and to reconnect with the son who abandoned her when his brother died. And Mandy Wilkens, the mother of a gravely wounded soldier from Texas, travels to Kabul to heal wounds of several kinds. At the same time, What Changes Everything is the story of two Afghans who reveal the complexity of their culture, the emotions that hold it together and those that threaten to fracture it. These lives are braided into an extraordinary novel about the grace of family.

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Mohn Mohn
A human, beautifully interwoven, exquisitely crafted novel. But a primer, too, on how Afghanistan and what has happened there reaches and often changes the hearts, minds and souls of those in the thick of it - and as Hamilton makes so clear one can be in the thick of it while running a dusty bookstore in Ohio. There are no easy answers in this novel but it is the questions - and how Hamilton's characters deal with them -that fascinates. This book explains war and THIS war. The work of a writer at the top of her form. She does not repeat herself in her books - but goes deeper into the subjects she tackles. May she keep tackling in many more books.
Jum Jum
Destiny is a saddled ass, my daughters; he goes where you lead him, writes Najibullah in the opening line of Masha Hamilton's latest novel, What Changes Everything.

As the Pashto proverb echoes the Old Testament lesson of Balaam and his donkey, so the inter-related stories echo back and forth from Afghanistan to America, a study in relationships, destiny, and the complexity of choices. The book opens and closes with the lyrical (and fictional) letters of the last president of Afghanistan, Mohammad Najibullah, during the period of Communist control, where we get a glimpse into the impossible choices he made in serving his country.

In between passionate letters he writes to his family, safely settled in India, Masha weaves intricate stories of several families impacted by the war in Afghanistan, and the choices they make to cope with pain, to act with honor, to save their loved ones, and sometimes just to live. It took a few chapters for me to see the relationships between Todd, the American refugee worker in Kabul who is kidnapped while out for his daily ice cream run, and the many other individual dramas. But once the stories began leaking one into another, the fascinating web of inter-connectivity became addictive.

I found myself tearing up as Todd's wife Clarissa, aimlessly roaming the post-midnight streets of NYC, runs into the anguished street artist, Danil, working out the pain of his brother's death with cans of spray paint on the city's public walls. Then there's the unlikely but moving encounter between an American mother and an Afghan hospital administrator in Kabul, their perspectives changed by the viewing of the hospital's dismal conditions though the other's eyes. One after another, the intertwining of perspectives takes the reader further into the knotted reality of the world's relationship with Afghanistan today. There are no easy answers, only endless layers of difficult and dangerous decisions to be made.

Masha, the founder of the AFGHAN WOMEN'S WRITING PROJECTThe Sky Is a Nest of Swallows: To Tell One's Story is a Human Right (who will receive $1 of every ebook purchase), has done us all a favor by giving us a glimpse into both the struggles and beautiful culture of Afghanistan while forcing us to ponder the nature of free will.