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Terrorist

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John Updike has written a brilliant novel that ranks among the most provocative of his distinguished career. Terrorist is the story of Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, an alienated American-born teenager who spurns the materialistic, hedonistic life he witnesses in the slumping New Jersey factory town he calls home. Turning to the words of the Holy Qur'an as expounded to him by the pedantic imam of a local mosque, Ahmad devotes himself fervently to God. Neither the world-weary guidance counselor at his high school nor Ahmad's mischievously seductive classmate Joryleen succeeds in deflecting him from his course, as the threads of an insidious plot gather around him."One compelling and surprising ride."--USA Today"The startlingly contemporary story of a high school student . . . whose zealous Islamic faith and disaffection with modern life make him a pawn in the larger conflict between Muslim and Christian, East and West. They also make him a powerful voice for Updike's ongoing critique of American civilization."--Time"A chilling tale that is perhaps the most essential novel to emerge from Sept. 11."--People (Critic's Choice)From the Trade Paperback edition.

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2007, Random House Publishing Group
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Terrorist: A Novel
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Terrorist
2006, Alfred A. Knopf
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Terrorist

A Novel

First published in 2006



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John Updike has written a brilliant novel that ranks among the most provocative of his distinguished career. Terrorist is the story of Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, an alienated American-born teenager who spurns the materialistic, hedonistic life he witnesses in the slumping New Jersey factory town he calls home. Turning to the words of the Holy Qur'an as expounded to him by the pedantic imam of a local mosque, Ahmad devotes himself fervently to God. Neither the world-weary guidance counselor at his high school nor Ahmad's mischievously seductive classmate Joryleen succeeds in deflecting him from his course, as the threads of an insidious plot gather around him."One compelling and surprising ride."--USA Today"The startlingly contemporary story of a high school student . . . whose zealous Islamic faith and disaffection with modern life make him a pawn in the larger conflict between Muslim and Christian, East and West. They also make him a powerful voice for Updike's ongoing critique of American civilization."--Time"A chilling tale that is perhaps the most essential novel to emerge from Sept. 11."--People (Critic's Choice)From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Terrorist

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Alfred A. Knopf in New York.


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Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3571.P4 T44 2006

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Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3431996M
Internet Archive
terrorist00updi
ISBN 10
0307264653
LC Control Number
2005057985
Library Thing
775559
Goodreads
11657

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