This is the story of Aman, as told in his own words – a boy from Afghanistan fleeing the horror of the Afghan war. When a western dog shows up outside the caves where Aman lives with his mother, Aman is initially repulsed – it is not customary for people to keep dogs as pets in his part of the world. But when Aman and his mother finally decide to make a bid for freedom, the dog Aman has called Shadow will not leave their side. Soon it becomes clear: the destinies of boy and dog are linked, and always will be…
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Praise for Shadow
‘A superb, topical animal tale, in the same vein as War Horse’. Guardian
‘A genuinely moving story which packs a political punch’. New Review, Independent.
‘This is an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the moral consequences of war and immigration’. The Times
‘Shadow is a new classic.’ Observer