THE RAGE OF THE VULTURES by Alan Moorhead

THE RAGE OF THE VULTURES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An incisive, intelligent and cumulatively intense story of the British colonial resort in the Himalayas, Kandahar, as- in 1947- the British prepare to leave in the face of the Hindustan-Pakistan dispute. Here, in sharp detail, are those within the colony, the few too old to change, reluctant to leave their lives of privilege, the others, malicious, indecisive, apprehensive, who finally panic before the tribesmen rumored to be descending. Particularly, it is the story of Pearson, who comes to Kandahar in the last few days, falls in love with Elizabeth, who is blind and knows she will soon die, and of his regeneration as in action against the tribesmen, he loses the ""fear of Fear"" acquired in a concentration camp during the war, helps to secure safe passage for all...Holding, though perhaps for a market difficult to define.

Pub Date: Oct. 25th, 1948
Publisher: Scribner