The Horsemen Author:Joseph Kessel An epic novel of man pitted against nature. The setting is Afghanistan...a country of rugged landscape and savage winds. A match of buzkashi(a savage tournament of horsemen) is to be held in the capital to celebrate the king's birhtday. Uraz, son of the renowned Master-of-the-Horse, Tursen, is riding in the place of his father, who is now too ol... more »d to participate in the contest.
Everything in The Horseman disorients the reader from the modern world: The awesomeness of nature, the savagery of the characters, their pride, contempt, rage, and their passion for horses.« less