Table of Contents
   Prefacep. xi
   The New Civil Servicep. 1
   Tanks into Sticksp. 6
   Whether on the Shores of Asiap. 10
    p. 15
      Chicago and Parisp. 17
      Humap. 19
      Fare Forwardp. 23
      These Bootsp. 30
    p. 35
      Qasimp. 37
      Impersonal Pronounp. 44
      A Tajik Villagep. 48
      The Emir of the Westp. 50
      Caravanserai, Whose Portals . . .p. 56
      To a Blind Man’s Eyep. 62
      Genealogiesp. 69
      Lest He Returning Chide . . .p. 74
      Crown Jewelsp. 85
      Bread and Waterp. 90
      The Fighting Man Shallp. 95
      A Nothing Manp. 99
    p. 103
      Highland Buildingsp. 105
      The Missionary Dancep. 112
      Mirrored Cat’s - Eye Shadesp. 117
      Marrying a Muslimp. 120
      War Dogp. 127
      Commandant Haji (Moalem) Mohsin Khan of Kamenjp. 134
      Cousinsp. 141
    p. 145
      The Minaret of Jamp. 147
      Traces in the Groundp. 157
      Between Jam and Chaghcharanp. 161
      Dawn Prayersp. 164
      Little Lordp. 167
      Frogsp. 172
      The Windy Placep. 177
    p. 183
      Name Navigationp. 185
      The Greeting of Strangersp. 192
      Leaves on the Ceilingp. 197
      Flamesp. 200
      Zia of Katlishp. 203
      The Sacred Guestp. 208
      The Cave of Zarinp. 212
      Devotionsp. 217
      The Defiles of the Valleyp. 220
    p. 227
      The Intermediate Stages of Deathp. 229
      Winged Footprintsp. 231
      Blair and the Koranp. 234
      Salt Ground and Spikenardp. 239
      Pale Circles in Wallsp. 242
      @afghangov.orgp. 245
      While the Note Lastsp. 250
    p. 255
      Footprints on the Ceilingp. 257
      I Am the Zoomp. 260
      Karamanp. 262
      Khalili’s Troopsp. 266
      And I Have Minep. 270
      The Scheme of Generationp. 273
      The Source of the Kabul Riverp. 276
      Talibanp. 279
      Toesp. 285
      Marblep. 289
   Epiloguep. 295
   Acknowledgmentsp. 299