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characters The Dead Lake ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB characters ê eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Hamid Ismailov Free download The Dead Lake Not growing up into a man We also wander in a beautiful fierce landscape unlike any other we find in Western Literature And by the end of Yerzhan's tale we are awe struck by our human resilience in the face of catastrophic man made follies' Meike Ziervogel Peirene Press. An astonishing tale tinged with sadnessrecounted by Yerzhan to a stranger on a train journey that is in part imagined by the listenerYerzhan grows up at a railway siding where two families live their lives intertwined than appears on the surface Every so often the ground shakes another sun rises and everything is still Then there is the Zone that area where it is so silent his ears ringYerzhan learns the violin and is bright but the real light in his life is Aisula a light that gradually fades upon his reaching the age of 12 when he walks into the forbidden Dead Lake to impress her and from that day stops growing destined to watch her pass himAnd the thing that loomed over him like a visceral fear could happen in the middle of the sweltering summer when sheep suddenly started bleating as if they were under the knife and went dashing in all directions cows dug their horns into the ground and the donkey suealed and rolled around in the dustAnd a slight rumble would run through the ground Yerzhan s legs would start tremblingand then his whole body and the fear would rise up from his shaking knees to his stomach and freeze there in a heavy ache until the sky cracked over his head and shattered into pieces crushing him completely reducing him to dust to sand to scraps of grass and wool And the black whirlwind hurtled past above him with a wild howlFull review here at Word by Word

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  • Paperback
  • 128
  • The Dead Lake
  • Hamid Ismailov
  • English
  • 05 November 2018
  • 9781908670144