Ahmed's Revenge: A Novel #2020

Ahmed's Revenge: A Novel Richard Wiley Ahmed s Revenge A Novel The people in Richard Wiley s fiction live in the dangerous territory where cultures and worlds collide In Soldiers in Hiding for which Richard Wiley won the PEN Faulkner Award for Best American Fict

  • Title: Ahmed's Revenge: A Novel
  • Author: Richard Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780679457442
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ahmed's Revenge: A Novel Richard Wiley The people in Richard Wiley s fiction live in the dangerous territory where cultures and worlds collide In Soldiers in Hiding, for which Richard Wiley won the PEN Faulkner Award for Best American Fiction in 1987, the protagonist was Teddy Maki, a Japanese American whose jazz band was playing in Tokyo at the moment Japan attacked Pearl Harbor Now, in his new novel, Ahmed The people in Richard Wiley s fiction live in the dangerous territory where cultures and worlds collide In Soldiers in Hiding, for which Richard Wiley won the PEN Faulkner Award for Best American Fiction in 1987, the protagonist was Teddy Maki, a Japanese American whose jazz band was playing in Tokyo at the moment Japan attacked Pearl Harbor Now, in his new novel, Ahmed s Revenge, Wiley introduces us to Nora Grant, a young coffee farmer living in Kenya in the 1970s, a woman whose predicament is less obvious than Maki s but no less dangerous Nora has disbelievingly stumbled upon her husband, Julius, engaged in what appears to be ivory smuggling, one of the Europeans dirtiest games Before Nora can confront Julius, he is killed in accidental circumstances that soon look like murder Nora investigates her husband s affairs, coming across a succession of people whose lives intertwine and intersect her own father, living out his retirement in England in apparent innocence Mr Smith, who might be a murderer Mr N Chele, who might be a smuggler Miro, the opera singer Detective Mubia, a policeman of divided loyalties and Ahmed, a massive African elephant, whose remains are preserved at the National Museum in Nairobi and in whose name revenge must be sought Richard Wiley is a craftsman His eclectic cast of misfits plays out an engaging story in a superbly wrought atmosphere of post colonial tension and drama.
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    1. A gem of a story of murder and animal slaughter in Africa But ahhhh, there is a surprise at the end A good story.

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