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In this blistering debut novel, author Adnan Khan investigates themes of race, class, masculinity and contemporary relationships. Omar Ali, twenty-seven-year-old line cook and petty criminal, gets a phone call from his ex-girlfriend's father at work, informing Omar that Anna has committed suicide. Unable to process or articulate his grief, and suffering from insomnia, Omar ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 8th 2019 by Arsenal Pulp Press
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Nicole Lynn
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book will sit with me for a while. Crushing, haunting, and very well written.
Fatima Moosa
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a disturbingly brilliant book
ALAA K
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
I picked up this book randomly from local library as I was seduced by its trailer. My first impression was that the writer's style could be read with certain ease . The main character's construction started smoothly while other characters were introduced subsequently. However, past the 50th page or so, it started to become very repetitive I could easily skip big chunks of text without missing much of the intrigue.
I felt like some of the main character's thoughts and faced situations narrated in
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Margaret Gardner
Nov 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: adult-fic
Not my style
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Dec 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
awful....50 pages was more than enough
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Fast paced thriller type read. Interesting themes and unique story premise... wish it ended with more gusto. Loved the Toronto setting elements.
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