Past Imperfect Trilogy

3 books in series
3 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

Links Publisher's Summary

Gripping, provocative, and revelatory, Links is a novel that will stand as a classic of modern world literature. Jeebleh is returning to Mogadiscio, Somalia, for the first time in 20 years. But this is not a nostalgia trip - his last residence there was a jail cell. And who could feel nostalgic for a city like this? U.S. troops have come and gone, and the decimated city is ruled by clan warlords and patrolled by qaat-chewing gangs who shoot civilians to relieve their adolescent boredom. Diverted in his pilgrimage to visit his mother's grave, Jeebleh is asked to investigate the abduction of the young daughter of one of his closest friend's family. But he learns quickly that any act in this city, particularly an act of justice, is much more complicated than he might have imagined.

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  • Book 1

    • Links

    • By: Nuruddin Farah
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Jeebleh is returning to Mogadiscio, Somalia, for the first time in 20 years. But this is not a nostalgia trip - his last residence there was a jail cell. And who could feel nostalgic for a city like this? U.S. troops have come and gone, and the decimated city is ruled by clan warlords and patrolled by qaat-chewing gangs who shoot civilians to relieve their adolescent boredom.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By William P. Mitchell on 01-14-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Knots

    • By: Nuruddin Farah
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 5

    A strong, self-reliant woman who was born in Somalia but brought up in North America, Cambara returns to Mogadiscio to escape a failed marriage and an overweening mother. Her journey back to her native home is a desperate attempt to find herself on her own terms-however ironically, in a country where women are expected to wear veils.

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 3

    • Crossbones

    • By: Nuruddin Farah
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A dozen years after his last visit, Jeebleh returns to his beloved Mogadiscio to see old friends. He is accompanied by his son-in-law, Malik, a journalist intent on covering the region's ongoing turmoil. What greets them at first is not the chaos Jeebleh remembers, however, but an eerie calm enforced by ubiquitous white-robed figures bearing whips.

    Regular price: $24.95