Terrorist: A Novel
The ever-surprising John Updike's twenty-second novel is a brilliant contemporary fiction that will surely be counted as one of his most powerful. It tells of eighteen-year-old Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy and his devotion to Allah and the words of the Holy Qur'an, as expounded to him by a local mosque's imam.
The son of a bohemian Irish-American mother and an Egyptian father who disappeared when he was three, Ahmad turned to Islam at the age of eleven. He feels his faith threatened by the materialistic, hedonistic society he sees around him in the slumping factory town of New Prospect, in northern New Jersey. Neither the world-weary, depressed guidance counselor at Central High School, Jack Levy, nor Ahmad's mischievously seductive black classmate, Joryleen Grant, succeeds in diverting the boy from what his religion calls the Straight Path. When he finds employment in a furniture store owned by a family of recently immigrated Lebanese, the threads of a plot gather around him, with reverberations that rouse the Department of Homeland Security.
But to quote the Qur'an: Of those who plot is God the best.
Level 7.7, 17 Points
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|Grouping Author||updike john|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-24 23:03:32PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-25 00:01:48AM|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|collection_catalog||Fiction, Large Print|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Large Print|
The terrorist of John Updike's title is eighteen-year-old Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, the son of an Irish American mother and an Egyptian father who disappeared when he was three. Devoted to Allah and to the Qur'an as expounded by the imam of his neighborhood mosque, Ahmad feels his faith threatened by the materialistic, hedonistic society he sees around him in the slumping New Jersey factory town of New Prospect. Neither Jack Levy, his life-weary guidance counselor at Central High, nor Joryleen Grant, his seductive black classmate, succeeds in diverting Ahmad from what the Qur'an calls the Straight Path. Now driving a truck for a local Lebanese furniture store--a job arranged through his imam--Ahmad thinks he has discovered God's purpose for him. But to quote the Qur'an: Of those who plot, God is the best.
|format_catalog||Book, Large Print, eBook|
|isbn||9780307264657, 9780345500533, 9781585478606|
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|itype_catalog||, Book, Large Print Book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||Fiction Updike, Fiction Updike Large Type|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000265529|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Alfred A. Knopf,|2006.|310 p. ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000278485|Large Print|Books||English|Center Point Pub.,|2006.|365 p. (large print) ; 22 cm., overdrive:baaf6ad9-9103-437d-9bb2-b5df3204ea86|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2007||
|subject_facet||Egyptian Americans -- Fiction, Large type books, Terrorism -- Fiction|
|title_full||Terrorist / John Updike, Terrorist A Novel, Terrorist [text (large print)] / John Updike|
|topic_facet||Egyptian Americans, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Terrorism, Thriller|