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  • The Railway by Hamid Ismailov
    The Railway (English, Paperback) Hamid Ismailov

    Set mainly in Uzbekistan between 1900 and 1980, The Railway introduces to us the inhabitants of the small town of Gilas on the ancient Silk Route. At the heart of both the town and the novel stands the railway station - a source of income and influence, and a connection to the greater world beyond the town.

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  • The Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov
    The Dead Lake (Paperback) Hamid Ismailov

    Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Soviet Kazakhstan where atomic weapons are tested. As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbour's daughter and one evening, to impress her, he dives into a forbidden lake. The radioactive water changes Yerzhan. He will never grow into a man. While the girl he loves becomes a beautiful woman.

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  • The Railway by Hamid Ismailov
    The Railway (English, Paperback) Hamid Ismailov

    Set in Uzbekistan between 1900 and 1980, this title introduces to us the inhabitants of the small town of Gilas on the ancient Silk Route. It also chronicles the dramatic changes felt throughout Central Asia in the early twentieth century.

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  • The Underground by Hamid Ismailov
    The Underground (English, Paperback) Hamid Ismailov

    'I am Moscow's underground son, the result of one too many nights on the town.' So begins the story of Mbobo, the precocious 12-year-old narrator of this captivating novel by exiled Uzbek author and BBC journalist Hamid Ismailov. Born to a Siberian woman and an African athlete who came to compete in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Mbobo must navigate the complexities of being a fatherless, mixed- raced...

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