By Pearl Abraham
Through on-line boards and chat rooms, John meets a tender girl from Brooklyn who spurs his curiosity in Islam and Arab literature. Deferring Brown collage for a yr, he strikes to the idyllic big apple borough to check Arabic. Like Burton, John embraces the adventure center, physique, and soul—submitting to Islam, practising the salaat, fasting and meditating, dancing with dervishes, and encountering the intense. Burton lived the lifetime of a nineteenth-century adventurer, yet he additionally penetrated the traditional knowledge of mystery worlds. John will too—with unexpected consequences.
Critically acclaimed novelist Pearl Abraham makes use of her presents of mental acuity and unusual empathy to depict a regular upper-middle-class kin snared by way of the forces of historical past, politics, and religion. In American Taliban, she imagines this younger surfer/skater on a extraordinarily American non secular trip that starts with Transcendentalism and countercultural impulses, enters into global mysticism, and reveals its vacation spot in Islam.
Provocative, unsettling, and written in a brilliantly creative, refreshingly unique voice, American Taliban is poised to develop into the most talked-about novels of the year.
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