Hardship Post

With terrorism on the rise and his marriage on the ropes, an American moves to Pakistan to work for the Aga Khan

by Robert J. Taylor

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Hardship Post

With terrorism on the rise and his marriage on the ropes, an American moves to Pakistan to work for the Aga Khan

by Robert J. Taylor

Published Jun 26, 2013
305 Pages
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs



 

Book Details

Was It the Opportunity of a Lifetime… or an Invitation to Disaster?


Was it the Opportunity of a Lifetime...or an Invitation to Disaster?

The job was intriguing—working for the Aga Khan, the rich and influential imam of the Ismaili Muslims, building the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi. They said it would be a world-class institution, the best on the subcontinent. But he had his doubts. Yes, Pakistan was exotic, and mysterious, and full of adventure. But he had a good job and a shaky marriage, and Pakistan didn’t seem like the right place at the right time. People were being kidnapped and killed over there…the American Embassy at Islamabad had recently been overrun and burned, and next door, Afghanistan had been invaded by Russia. They were making big promises to lure him there…could they pull it off, or was it just hype? In Hardship Post, winner of the 2012 Royal Palm Literary Awards Competition for unpublished memoir, Robert Taylor examines the complexities of being called to serve overseas in a foreign culture, with all the excitement, pitfalls, learning experiences, and challenging lessons. This compelling real-life adventure will keep you captivated from the first page to the last.

 

About the Author

Robert J. Taylor

Award-winning writer Robert Taylor has been an advisor to the World Bank, USAID, WHO, and other international agencies and has worked in thirty countries…none of which had safe drinking water. A native of Minneapolis, he now lives with his wife in Punta Gorda, Florida.

 

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