By Alex Rodriguez / The Bulletin
October 2, 2011
“The Wandering Falcon” by Jamil Ahmad (Penguin Group, 256 pgs., $25.95)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Four decades ago, a rangy civil servant in charge of overseeing the forested ridges and brick-hut villages of Pakistan’s Swat Valley sought a pastime to get through slow days. He dabbled in poetry,....