“An extremely well-written and sensitive history of a small group of people, the author included, trying to affect discrete and measurable educational progress amid incredible obstacles.”

-Dave Eggers, New York Times bestselling author of What is the What and Zeitoun and co-founder, the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation

The Last Thousand, from St. Martin’s Press, takes place during America’s final year of military occupation in Afghanistan. The stakes of war are explored through the intertwining lives of five members of the Marefat School, an institution in the Western slums of Kabul built by one of the country’s most vulnerable minority groups, as the school community prepares for the departure of foreign troops.

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