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Farewell, Four Waters

One Aid Workers Sudden Escape from Afghanistan | A Novel Based on True Events [Paperback]

by Kate McCord

From the author of Land of The Blue Burqas - a gripping true to life story of determination, courage, betrayal and faith

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      Kate McCord

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      River North

    • Published

      November 2014

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    Farewell, Four Waters by Kate McCord follows on the success of her riveting and fast paced, 'In the Land of Blue Burqas'. In this novel based on true events, Kate (a protective pseudonym) recounts one aid worker's dangerous life and dramatic escape from Afghanistan.

    Writing from firsthand accounts and from her own real life experience, the author gives you an authentic glimpse of the dangers and deprivations endured by aid workers motivated to relieve the situations of women under daily threat of persecution, kidnap and death.

    The author's insight into Afghan culture coupled with her own humility, patience and perseverance gives you a more truthful view of life for women in that troubled country than any number of news reports and documentaries.

    More than a snapshot of the persecution of Afghan women under an oppressive culture and regime, Farewell Four Waters is gripping and tense novel of an aid worker's attempt to build a literacy project in the northern Afghani village of Shehktan.

    Queuing for her visa stamps and signatures, Marie, the novel’s central character, witnesses the execution of a fellow aid worker and the consequent exodus of many colleagues in for for their lives.

    But Marie chooses to stay and press on with her literacy project to bring reading and writing skills to the women of Shehktan. But she is being watched; and not by people who wish her well or desire to protect her and her daring project in the mud walled town.

    Then, with breathtaking suddeness, Marie’s Afghan home and entire community are destroyed in an explosion of dust, grief, and loss.

    Farewell, Four Waters is true to life story of betrayal, fear, blood-feud and questioning: how could God be present and active in the violence and turmoil of Afghanistan? Read the answer in the hearts and lives of the people who will not give in and cannot run away from the good that they are determined to achieve.

    In 14 days, the life she knew would end on the streets of Kabul.

    All Marie needed was a few stamps and signatures-the mandatory paperwork necessary for the Afghan government-and she could hold literacy classes in the rural town of Shektan. Her hope: Afghan women would learn to read.

    Suddenly, shots resonated. An aid worker killed at an intersection in Kabul. The community scattered. Most decided to say farewell. Not Marie; she chose to stay, to teach. But she was unaware that this choice would make her a pawn at the center of a local feud.

    Kidnapping was Marie's worst fear. She didn't know treachery was more deadly.

    Farewell, Four Waters is based on actual events the author and other aid workers faced in Afghanistan in 2008. See through their eyes the dangers faced globally even today.


    • Author

      Kate McCord

    • Book Format


    • Publisher

      River North

    • Published

      November 2014

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    • Dimensions

      140 x 216 x 22 mm

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    • Author/Creator: Kate McCord

    • ISBN: 9780802412065

    • Publisher: River North

    • Release Date: November 2014

    • Weight: 390g

    • Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 22 mm

    • Eden Code: 4304306

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