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In the Orchard, the Swallows
by Peter Hobbs


Overview - During a village wedding in Pakistan, an unnamed boy risks speaking to the beautiful daugther of a powerful local politician. As night falls, the two meet in his father's orchard, inadvertently falling asleep waiting for the light of dawn to reveal the orchard's beauty, naive to the dangers that await their innocent mistake.  Read more...

 
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Overview
During a village wedding in Pakistan, an unnamed boy risks speaking to the beautiful daugther of a powerful local politician. As night falls, the two meet in his father's orchard, inadvertently falling asleep waiting for the light of dawn to reveal the orchard's beauty, naive to the dangers that await their innocent mistake.
As first light approaches, and the girl's father realizes the young couple's mutual attraction, he imprisons the boy without explanation or the benefit of a trial. Fifteen years later, the boy--now a man--is released without a word. Bereft of family and weakened from years of abuse, he collapses on the side of the road and is taken in by a kindly scholar. As time passes, the man recovers enough to take daily walks to his father's now abandoned orchard, where he last saw his young beloved among the trees, beneath soaring, fluttering swallows.
In clear, crystalline prose, Peter Hoobs reveals the ability of the human spirit to conquer the random cruelties of life, and how the power of love and hope, once known, can never truly be extinguished.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781609451837
  • ISBN-10: 160945183X
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • Publish Date: February 2014
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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