The Saddlebag

The Saddlebag

A Fable for Doubters and Seekers

Book - 2000 | 1st Beacon Press ed.
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A Fable for Doubters and Seekers

A beautifully told, transcendent tale of truth, salvation, and the power of desire.

"Nakhjavani's robust debut is a Chaucerian rondo . . . [with a style] familiar from . . . early Salman Rushdie."
—James Urquhart, The London Times

Blackwell North Amer
The Saddlebag is the tantalizing tale of what befalls nine different individuals as they travel the desert route between Mecca and Medina in the middle of the nineteenth century. Each encounters, and each is changed by, a mysterious saddlebag. It seems a perfectly ordinary saddlebag when the Thief steals it from a Pilgrim. But what are its contents, so precious and so powerful that they can wreak death or joy, ruin or salvation?
During the twenty-four hours after the saddlebag's theft, the lives of the people who come into contact with it intertwine to create a circular and eternal story.

Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c2000.
Edition: 1st Beacon Press ed.
ISBN: 9780807083420
0807083429
0807083249
Characteristics: 258 p. : map ; 22 cm.

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