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Over the tightrope
It"s 2050--New York. In the aftermath of a grueling vision quest on ayahuasca--a psychedelic compound--Ismaeel, a Pakistani-American graduate student, enters an otherworldly alliance with spiritual beings who send him on a perilous journey of self-discovery. A nonbeliever, he must return to Pakistan, now in the grips of a brutal fundamentalist government, and gain the trust of his estranged father, a prominent extremist in the regime. To accomplish this he must pose as a true believer. Thus unfolds his mysterious mission--the Path to High Knowledge--that blends past, the present, as well as Ismaeel"s quest for true understanding of faith. Will he survive long enough to infiltrate his father"s inner sanctum and complete his mission?
|Statement||by Asif Ismael|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||338|
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Over the Tightrope intertwines biting satire with laugh-out-loud comedy. In this very readable book, Ismael causes us to laugh and cry at the same time, and in the process to think deeply about not only the history but the future Over the tightrope book a world gone sadly awry/5.
In their book, “Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope”, authors Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDann looks Over the tightrope book America’s working class and their problems in an economy much touted by President Trump. In many cases, these people have been left behind.
They’re not in the Top 1%; in /5. Tightrope, the latest book from New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof and former Times business editor Sheryl WuDunn, starts off with a horror story.
Dee Knapp, an. Over the Tightrope is a mind-altering adventure story that takes us from New York in the year to a completely radicalized Pakistan. Ismael, the now atheist protagonist living in New York embarks on an adventure back to his land of birth to find his father and to reconnect with the religious teachings of his childhood/5(23).
Tightrope’s greatest strength is its exaltation of the common person’s voice, bearing expert witness to troubles that selfish power has wrought.” —Sarah Smarsh, The New York Times Book Review “[Tightrope] may well be the timeliest and most engrossing.
The book’s first chapter begins in a town with a fittingly Seussian name: Yamhill, Ore., Kristof’s childhood home. “Tightrope” also slides over some of the toughest issues it raises. The information about Tightrope shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.
In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the. TIGHTROPE AMERICANS REACHING FOR HOPE. Never wavering from the thesis introduced in his previous book, that “racism is a powerful collection of racist policies that lead to racial inequity and are substantiated by racist ideas,” the author posits a seemingly simple binary: “Antiracism is a powerful collection of antiracist policies.
Nik Wallenda had ice water in his veins while tightrope-walking in the Ring of Fire. Wallenda successfully completed ABC’s “Volcano Live!” walk on. It’s titled “Tightrope,” and the book shares the stories of people struggling with joblessness and the loss of hope around the United States.
But it focuses particularly on the small town of. “Tightrope,” by the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, is a wrenching portrait of rural Yamhill, Ore., Kristof’s hometown and a microcosm for : Sarah Smarsh.
Over the Tightrope is a curious and original narrative. It blurs the lines between the spirit world and reality, mixing fantasy and cosmic genres with an adventure story that, all and all, is a unique gumbo of a novel. Reviewed by James Burt October 4, /5.
“Tightrope” — a new book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn — opens with a story involving domestic abuse and gunfire.
The authors set a scene in at. In fact, over the holidays I read a book that — at first — made me mad as hell. I was on an airplane and had to practice being a responsible adult and not throw the damn thing against the wall. Those first pages unleashed a fiery mix of devastation, outrage, and bewilderment.
With stark poignancy and political dispassion, Tightrope draws us deep into an "other America". The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the 20th century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue-collar.
The book offers a deep-dive into rural Appalachia, a region of the United States that is little understood, and it digs into questions of how deeply misogyny and bias can run inside a community.
Tightrope Books is a Canadian independent book publisher based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in by Halli Villegas, Tightrope Books publishes mainly poetry and fiction, as well as non-fiction and anthologies. As a "writer-centric press," Tightrope Books involves its authors and poets in the publishing process.
Over the Tightrope by Asif Ismael is a combination sci-fi story, with lots of religious symbolism, that is set in the future. The story opens in New York City, as the main character, Ismaeel, is getting ready to partake in a sacred ritual.
The trouble with Tightrope is that, while the result is often undeniably entertaining, this respect seems to grow increasingly slavish the longer the book goes on.
Tightrope by Simon Mawer. Over The Tightrope is a spiritual adventure story that borrows tropes from magical realism, speculative fiction, and urban fantasy.
This whimsical debut glimpses the future of Islam and stars an atheist who flirts with the realities of Paradise and Hell. The United States took a historic wrong turn over the last half century, and for the Knapps and so many others life has become an inferno.
We will take you through that inferno, but also show how.“Witty, sexy and well-plotted, this Quick book is a quick fun read, highly entertaining for readers of romantic suspense.”— Seattle Times “ Tightrope by Amanda Quick will have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end and then author Amanda Quick offers a final twist with who the main bad guy turns out to be.”—Fresh Fiction.