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 long island borough to check Arabic. Like Burton, John embraces the event center, physique, and soul—submitting to Islam, working towards the salaat, fasting and meditating, dancing with dervishes, and encountering the extreme. 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 customary upper-middle-class relations snared through the forces of historical past, politics, and religion. In American Taliban, she imagines this younger surfer/skater on a surprisingly 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 artistic, refreshingly unique voice, American Taliban is poised to turn into some of the most talked-about novels of the year.
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American Taliban: A Novel by Pearl Abraham