Title: Dear Infidel
Author: Tamim Sadikali
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Number of Pages: 200
Synopsis: Two families reunite for a feast on Eid ul-Fitr, the day Muslims celebrate the end of the month of fasting. And boys who grew up together will meet again, as men. As the big day approaches two of the men go to the mosque, one leaves his girlfriend and another watches porn. Nevertheless, they arrive intent on embracing the day. Old enmities are put aside, as they take tentative steps towards each other.
This is a story about love, hate, longing and sexual dysfunction, all sifted through the war on terror. And how we drift from one another, leaving every man stranded across a wasteland of atrophied connections. And so we witness the realities of a post-9/11 world filter down, touch individual lives, combine with some internal tension, and finally spill over.
Dear Infidel takes readers on an intriguing journey through the lives of several family members as they come together to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr.
The families have grown apart and as they come together to celebrate they are forced to deal with the changes they have all undergone. The strained relationships are prevalent and mirror many families of today as each person goes their own way and creates their own existence. As the war in Iraq rages on the struggles within this Muslim family are magnified.
The story is complex and original with subplots many readers can relate to. The author's use of vivid detail and rich characters makes Dear Infidel worth checking out.
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