This Is Not Civilization: A Novel by Robert Rosenberg

This Is Not Civilization: A Novel

byRobert Rosenberg

Kobo ebook | June 16, 2004

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Hopscotching from Arizona to Central Asia to Istanbul, this inspired debut novel is “a vibrant mix of the serious and the absurd” (Publishers Weekly).
 
In the aftermath of the Soviet Union’s collapse, Anarbek Tashtanaliev singlehandedly supports his small village in Kyrgyzstan, despite struggles at his cheese factory and a ruthless blackmailer. In the canyons of Arizona, Adam Dale’s basketball prowess represents the hope of his entire Apache tribe, but his personal life is filled with poverty and the struggle to break free from his tyrannical tribal councilman father. In Turkey, American Jeff Hartig works as a refugee resettlement officer—until Anarbek and Adam, men he knew during his stint as an aid worker, suddenly reappear in his life.
 
Sharing a small apartment in the magical, sprawling city of Istanbul, the three men form an unlikely bond, filled with confusion, compassion, hope, and friendship. But when tragedy strikes the city, each will have to examine his own journey and his capacity to endure.
 
Hailed as “journalistic, humane, and heart-wrenching” by the New York Times Book Review, This Is Not Civilization is “an ambitious, bighearted debut . . . intelligent, earnest, and highly readable” (Kirkus Reviews).

Title:This Is Not Civilization: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 16, 2004Publisher:Mariner BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547561660

ISBN - 13:9780547561660

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