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The Resource American Taliban, Pearl Abraham, (electronic resource)

American Taliban, Pearl Abraham, (electronic resource)

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American Taliban
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American Taliban
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Pearl Abraham
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eng
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An avid, near-six-foot-tall surfer, John Jude Parish cuts a striking figure on the beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. When he isn't on water, John lives on wheels, a self-described skate rat--grinding and kickflipping with his friends, and encouraged by his progressive parents. His hero is the great explorer Richard Burton, his personal prophet is Bob Dylan, and his world is wide open--to new ideas, philosophies, and religions. Through online forums and chat rooms, John meets a young woman from Brooklyn who spurs his interest in Islam and Arab literature. Deferring Brown University for a year, he moves to the idyllic New York borough to study Arabic. Like Burton, John embraces the experience heart, body, and soul--submitting to Islam, practicing the salaat, fasting and meditating, dancing with dervishes, and encountering the extraordinary. Burton lived the life of a nineteenth-century adventurer, but he also penetrated the ancient wisdom of secret worlds. John will too--with unforeseen consequences. Critically acclaimed novelist Pearl Abraham uses her gifts of psychological acuity and uncommon empathy to depict a typical upper-middle-class family snared by the forces of history, politics, and faith. In American Taliban , she imagines this young surfer/skater on a distinctly American spiritual journey that begins with Transcendentalism and countercultural impulses, enters into world mysticism, and finds its destination in Islam. Provocative, unsettling, and written in a brilliantly inventive, refreshingly original voice, American Taliban is poised to become one of the most talked-about novels of the year. From the Hardcover edition
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American Taliban, Pearl Abraham, (electronic resource)
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Label
American Taliban, Pearl Abraham, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588369789
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
6BFC245F-F4ED-4C8B-A3AB-CD6E5A663984
System control number
  • 1137880
  • 1137880
  • 1137880
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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