By Karim Miské
Kosher sushi, kebab stands, a secondhand book shop, and a bar: the nineteenth arrondissement in Paris has the entire trappings of a worldly melting pot--a position the place multiethnic electorate dwell, love, and worship along each other. yet darkish passions are brewing underneath the doubtless idyllic imaginative and prescient of peacefully coexisting ethnicities.
Ahmed Taroudant is an archetypal French Arab-non-observant, not able to reconcile his conflicting identities, and by way of the prior. against the law fiction gourmet, Ahmed is engrossed in his most modern ebook whilst he unearths blood dripping from his upstairs neighbor's condominium. There, Laura Vignole is located brutally murdered, with a joint of beef put close to her physique, prompting the most obvious end that the killer had spiritual explanations. because the local erupts into hypothesis and gossip, Ahmed unearths himself first between many suspects.
Detectives Rachel Kupferstein and Jean Hamelot try and untangle the complicated internet of occasions best as much as Laura's dying, yet fact is tough to come back by means of, with every one inhabitant--an Armenian anarchist, a Turkish kebab-shop proprietor, and a Hasidic Rastafarian--reluctant to bare whatever. decided to transparent his identify, Ahmed joins the detectives as they examine the relationship among a disbanded hip-hop crew and the fiery extremist preachers clamoring for realization within the streets. in the meantime, an ecstasy variation referred to as Godzwill is taking the district by means of storm.
In his debut novel, Karim Miské demonstrates a masterful regulate of atmosphere, as he strikes without problems among the sensual streets of Paris and the synagogues of recent York to bare the reality in the back of a frightening crime.
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Arab Jazz by Karim Miské