Widower Shah Rafiq moves in with his daughter Nadia after being diagnosed with an industrial disease. Once he's settled in, he sleeps in his grandson's empty bed - who is presumed to be in Kashmir, helping out with the aftermath of the 2005 earthquake. But one morning, Shah intercepts a letter addressed to Nadia and her husband. It's from Wasim, who is not in Kashmir at all, but Iraq, where he is fighting US-led forces. Shah decides to abandon everything and fly out to Iraq and bring his grandson home. He leaves a note for ...

A Fistful of Dust 2015, Matador, Market Harborough

ISBN-13: 9781784625009

UK edition