“With its intimate portrait of a shamefully neglected region, it is at once eye-opening and deeply affecting.” ―Sheri Fink, author of War Hospital
“Spectacular...a detailed account of the effects of modern warfare on its victims.” ―Christian Caryl, The New York Review of Books
“Baiev's vivid, disturbing account unfolds in the mind's eye like a movie. His extraordinary empathy for both sides is inspiring.” ―William Taubman, The Boston Globe
“Baiev's narrative lends itself to multiple readings….He portrays the full, agreeable existence of a proud people, thoroughly suffused by tight family allegiances and human warmth. Then he shows their lives shattered by war.” ―The Washington Post Book World
About the Author
Khassan Baiev lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts. Nicholas and Ruth Daniloff live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.