Posts tagged with ‘Kyrgyzstan’

The Day Lasts More than a Hundred Years by Chingiz Aitmatov

This novel tells the story of Yedigei, a worker at a remote railway junction in the middle of the Kazakh steppes. There’s a refrain which is repeated at intervals throughout the book: Trains in these parts went from East to West, and from West to East . . . On either side of the railway […]