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The patience stone: sang-e saboor

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In Persian folklore, Syngue Sabour is the name of a magical black stone, a patience stone, that absorbs the plight of those who confide in it. It is believed that the day it explodes, after having received too much hardship and pain, will be the day of the Apocalypse. But here, the Syngue Sabour is not a stone but rather a man lying brain-dead with a bullet lodged in his neck. His wife is with him, sitting by his side. But she resents him for having sacrificed her to the war, for never being able to resist the call to arms, for wanting to be a hero, and in the end, after all was said and done, for being incapacitated in a small skirmish. Yet she cares, and she speaks to him. In fact, she begins to speak to him more and more, opening up her deepest desires, pains, and secrets. While in the streets rival factions clash and soldiers are looting and killing around her, she speaks of her life, never knowing if her husband really hears. And it is an extraordinary confession, without restraint, about sex and love and her anger against a man who never understood her, who mistreated her, who never showed her any respect or kindness. Her admission releases the weight of oppression of marital, social, and religious norms, and she leads her story up to the great secret that is unthinkable in a country such as Afghanistan.

Winner of the Prix Goncourt, The Patience Stone captures with great courage and spare, poetic, prose the reality of everyday life for an intelligent woman under the oppressive weight of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

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subject_facetAfghanistan -- Fiction
Islamic fundamentalism -- Fiction
Muslim women -- Fiction
title_displayThe patience stone : sang-e saboor
title_fullThe patience stone : sang-e saboor / Atiq Rahimi ; translated by Polly McLean ; with an introduction by Khaled Hosseini
The patience stone : sang-e saboor [electronic resource] Rahimi, Atiq.
The patience stone [compact disc] : [sang-e saboor] / by Atiq Rahimi ; [with an introduction by Khaled Hosseini ; translated by Polly McLean]
title_shortThe patience stone
title_subsang-e saboor
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Muslim women