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Author Farah, Nuruddin, 1945-

Title Crossbones / Nuruddin Farah

Publ Info New York : Riverhead Books, 2011
 RWU Main Library  PR9396.9.F3 C76 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  PR9396.9.F3 C76 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  PR9396.9.F3 C76 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 389 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-389)
"A gripping new novel from today's "most important African novelist". (The New York Times Review of Books) A dozen years after his last visit, Jeebleh returns to his beloved Mogadiscio to see old friends. He is accompanied by his son-in-law, Malik, a journalist intent on covering the region's ongoing turmoil. What greets them at first is not the chaos Jeebleh remembers, however, but an eerie calm enforced by ubiquitous white-robed figures bearing whips. Meanwhile, Malik's brother, Ahl, has arrived in Puntland, the region notorious as a pirates' base. Ahl is searching for his stepson, Taxliil, who has vanished from Minneapolis, apparently recruited by an imam allied to Somalia's rising religious insurgency. The brothers' efforts draw them closer to Taxliil and deeper into the fabric of the country, even as Somalis brace themselves for an Ethiopian invasion. Jeebleh leaves Mogadiscio only a few hours before the borders are breached and raids descend from land and sea. As the uneasy quiet shatters and the city turns into a battle zone, the brothers experience firsthand the derailments of war. Completing the trilogy that began with Links and Knots, Crossbones is a fascinating look at individuals caught in the maw of zealotry, profiteering, and political conflict, by one of our most highly acclaimed international writers. "-- Provided by publisher
"Completing the trilogy that began with LINKS and KNOTS, Jeebleh returns to Somalia, now in a religionist grip, along with his journalist son-in-law, Malik, and Malik's brother Ahl, who is in search of his stepson-turned-pirate"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Americans -- Somalia -- Fiction
Mogadishu (Somalia) -- Fiction
Political fiction
ISBN 9781594488160 (hbk.)
1594488169 (hbk.)