How to Fight Islamist Terror From the Missionary Position

How to Fight Islamist Terror From the Missionary Position

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Funny and sad, satirical and humane, this novel tells the stories of three unforgettable men whose trajectories cross in Denmark: the flamboyant Ravi, the fundamentalist Karim, and the unnamed and pragmatic Pakistani narrator. As the narrator copes with his divorce, and Ravi-despite his exterior of skeptical flamboyance-falls deeply in love with a beautiful woman who is incapable of responding in kind, Karim, their landlord, goes on with his job as a taxi driver and his regular Friday Qu'ran sessions. But is he going on with something else? Who is Karim? And why does he disappear suddenly at times or receive mysterious phone calls? When a "terrorist attack" takes place in town, all three men find themselves embroiled in doubt, suspicion, and, perhaps, danger. An acerbic commentary on the times, the novel is also a bitter-sweet, spell-binding tale about love and life.
Publisher: Northampton, MA : Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., 2014
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781566569705
1566569702
Branch Call Number: FICTION KHAIR 2013
Characteristics: 175 pages ; 21 cm

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The stories of three unlikely roommates in Denmark: the flamboyant Ravi, the fundamentalist Karim, and the unnamed and pragmatic Pakistani narrator. When a Danish cartoonist responsible for caricatures of Muhammad is attacked, assumptions made about the men are called into question.


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