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The Watch: A Novel
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Random House Publishing Group 2012
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Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya. (2012). The Watch: A Novel. Random House Publishing Group.

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Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya. 2012. The Watch: A Novel. Random House Publishing Group.

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Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya, The Watch: A Novel. Random House Publishing Group, 2012.

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Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya. The Watch: A Novel. Random House Publishing Group, 2012. Web.

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      • bioText: Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya was born in Jamshedpur, India, and educated in politics and philosophy at Calcutta University and the University of Pennsylvania. His previous two novels, The Gabriel Club and The Storyteller of Marrakesh have been published in fourteen languages in eighteen countries. He lives in upstate New York. Visit him at joydeeproybhattacharya.com.
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This heartbreaking and haunting novel takes a timeless tragedy and hurls it into present-day Afghanistan, when a woman asks for the return of her brother's body in the midst of a war.

Following a desperate night-long battle, a group of beleaguered soldiers in an isolated base in Kandahar are faced with a lone woman demanding the return of her brother’s body. Is she a spy, a black widow, a lunatic, or is she what she claims to be: a grieving young sister intent on burying her brother according to local rites? Single-minded in her mission, she refuses to move from her spot on the field in full view of every soldier in the stark outpost. Her presence quickly proves dangerous as the camp’s tense, claustrophobic atmosphere comes to a boil when the men begin arguing about what to do next.

Taking its cues from the Antigone myth, Roy-Bhattacharya brilliantly recreates the chaos, intensity, and immediacy of battle, and conveys the inevitable repercussions...

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Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya's heartbreaking and haunting novel, The Watch, takes a timeless tragedy and hurls it into present-day Afghanistan. Taking its cues from the Antigone myth, Roy-Bhattacharya brilliantly recreates the chaos, intensity, and immediacy of battle, and conveys the inevitable repercussions felt by the soldiers, their families, and by one sister. The...

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