Item description for Some Kind Of Grace by James Meek Robin Jenkins...
Two British travelers, Donald Kemp and Margaret Duncan, have disappeared in the wild mountainous region of northern Afghanistan; a terrain into which western Europeans seldom penetrate. The authorities in Kabul say that they have been murdered by the inhabitants of a small and primitive village and that retribution has already been exacted in the form of wholesale reprisals.
John McLeod, a friend of the missing couple who has spent some years in Afghanistan as a diplomat, is deeply suspicious of these explanations. He returns to Kabul and starts his own inquiries, but everywhere he is met with obstruction and evasion, though McLeod is deterred neither by the devious courtesies of local officials nor by the discreet negations of his own embassy. The quest becomes an obsession in which physical pursuit is linked with a personal desire to discover the truth of Donald and Margaret's whole strange relationship.
This gripping novel, first published in 1960, helped confirm Robin Jenkins as one of the outstanding novelists of his generation. It was written shortly after he returned after two years in Kabul, and his experiences there add an unmistakable ring of authenticity to his descriptions of this mysterious and remote country. Some Kind of Grace is a terrible warning of what outside interference can do to a country. Throughout the book Jenkins' sympathy is with a people sacrificed on the altar of dogma and convenience by the great powers of East and West.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.64" Width: 4.96" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Apr 7, 2005
ISBN 1904598196 ISBN13 9781904598190