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The Skeikh's Detective

By Alwan, Arif

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Book Id: WPLBN0003437338
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Reproduction Date: 02/02/2012

Title: The Skeikh's Detective  
Author: Alwan, Arif
Language: Arabic
Subject: Fiction, Drama and Literature, Novel
Collections: Literature, Authors Community, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Religion, Language, Most Popular Books in China, Favorites in India
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Publisher: Mira Publishing House cic
Member Page: Arif Alwan


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The novel was originally written in Arabic in 2010. Translated into English by Tim Reece, and published (in print) by Mira Publishing House cic - UK, 2012 The English version will be added to soon.

In the sleepy seaside town of Brighton an Arab Sheikh enlists the help of a local postman, Jeffrey, to search for his long-lost son. This adventure takes both the would-be detective and the Sheikh on their own personal journeys, which challenge their perception, faith and misconceptions on life. Jeffrey's traditional lack of compassion and empathy, coupled with Ibrahim's descent into near madness provides an extraordinary mix of philosophy, suspense and unpredictability which is sure to take the reader on an exciting journey.

From an omniscient viewpoint, the author, pours out the inner thoughts of his characters in torrential monologues. He then exposes the myths upon which most of the religions were based, to build a factual dimension for the novel. In this respect, the author analyse the movement of his characters rather than describing it. The novel provides great deal of understanding for human's emotions and conditions, with some very memorable scenes of lovemaking, manslaughter.


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