By Andrew Kooman
Published: November 13, 2009.
The award-winning short story by Andrew Kooman, winner of the 2004 Hobson Prize for Fiction.
A young Canadian college student tutors Nazar, a refugee from Afghanistan, in English. Unable to communicate with each other beyond basic words and signs, the young man tries to piece together the story of Nazar’s flight from the Taliban, through Pakistan into Canada.