Review: IN THE ORCHARDS, THE SWALLOWS, by Peter Hobbs

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In the Orchards, The Swallows, by Peter Hobbs. Published 2014 by Europa Editions.In the Orchards, The Swallows, is a slim, lyrical book that can be read in a sitting or two, about a young man released from a Pakistani prison after more than a decade. Now, the boy he was gone, and the man he could have been ceased to exist, he must figure out who he is and how he will survive, not just day to day but how to make a life when everything about himself has been shattered, reformed and remade.Peter Hobbs writes the book as a series of letters to Saba, the girl he knew and the inadvertent cause of his imprisonment. . . .

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