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PublishDate: Sunday, May 20, 2012 10:56

Afghan Novel ‘Blue Blood Mirage ‘ Released

The flow of the story, the twists and turns and thrills in this novel compel you to read it from cover to cover at once.

Afghan author Nasrat Esmaty has just released a novel called “Blue Blood Mirage – On the Other Side of Illusion”, which is based on a true story and revolves around the life of Faryal Sitam, a returning Afghan, and her adventures in Afghanistan.

The story begins as Faryal and her family return to Afghanistan from Jordan after a lengthy exile in 2003. Jalal Sitam, Faryal’s father, learns that he is no longer welcomed by his own government and that his cousins are trying to steal his property.

In the meantime, Romaan, Jalal’s friend’s son, asks that Faryal be granted to him in marriage. On what should have been a joyous day, Faryal is kidnapped by Sardar, a powerful and dangerous criminal. Her family quickly agrees to pay the million dollars Sardar demands, but that is of little consolation for Faryal. Fearing more for her chastity than for her life and the repercussions of her return to her family, she makes a frantic choice, but even death cannot save her; her attempt at suicide fails. Desperate, she begs her kidnapper, a middle-aged man with two children, to marry her, to salvage


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