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Amber Antanas is a young Lithuanian conscripted to fight in the Soviet War in Afghanistan where he falls in love with a young Afghani nurse She opens his eyes to the politics of the war while making bearab

  • Title: Amber
  • Author: Stephan Collishaw
  • ISBN: 9780340826935
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Antanas is a young Lithuanian conscripted to fight in the Soviet War in Afghanistan where he falls in love with a young Afghani nurse She opens his eyes to the politics of the war, while making bearable the brutal reality of their situation until her sudden death sends him spiralling into a breakdown and to a psychiatric hospital back home in Vilnius Vassily, a war comAntanas is a young Lithuanian conscripted to fight in the Soviet War in Afghanistan where he falls in love with a young Afghani nurse She opens his eyes to the politics of the war, while making bearable the brutal reality of their situation until her sudden death sends him spiralling into a breakdown and to a psychiatric hospital back home in Vilnius Vassily, a war comrade, rescues him and teaches him his trade crafting amber jewellery helping Antanas to let go of the past But Vassily has a guilty secret eight years later, on his deathbed, he cannot make a full confession, but charges Antanas with retrieving the priceless amber bracelet he smuggled out of Afghanistan during the war After Antanas reluctantly agrees, he discovers not only that a dangerous rival is also searching for it, but also the terrible price Vassily paid for it Only then can he truly make peace with the past and with his estranged wife.

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    1. Stephan Collishaw

      Agent annettegreenagency Author of The Last Girl and Amber The Song of the Stork is out March 2017.Praise for The Last Girl Shockingly good, stylistically inventive and emotionally devastating One of those truly surprising and accomplished first novels The British Council astoundingly complextense, vivid, effortlessly real layer is wasted Each adds meaning, makes the whole uneasy and disturbing a feat few first time novelists could pull off The Guardian Read guardian books 2003 dependent arts ent.ishcouncil arts li

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    1. It is 1997. Antanas and Vassily have worked precious amber in Vilnius, Lithuania since they returned from serving in Afganistan for the Soviet Union. Vassily is a master craftsman and storyteller. His tales of amber and its origins seem to be as bottomless as a full well.But as Vassily faces his mortality due to cancer, he is anquished by a secret which he feels his friend, Antanas, whom he loves as a brother, must hear and understand. Vassily and Antanas each harbor their own demons from Afgani [...]


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