Arab Jazz

Arab Jazz

Karim Miské

Kosher sushi, kebab stands, a secondhand bookstall, and a bar: the nineteenth arrondissement in Paris has the entire trappings of a sophisticated melting pot--a position the place multiethnic voters reside, love, and worship along each other. yet darkish passions are brewing underneath the likely 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 earlier. against the law fiction gourmand, Ahmed is engrossed in his most modern publication while he reveals blood dripping from his upstairs neighbor's condominium. There, Laura Vignole is located brutally murdered, with a joint of red meat positioned close to her physique, prompting the most obvious end that the killer had non secular explanations. because the local erupts into hypothesis and gossip, Ahmed unearths himself first between many suspects.
Detectives Rachel Kupferstein and Jean Hamelot try to untangle the advanced internet of occasions best as much as Laura's dying, yet fact is tough to come back through, with each 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 team and the fiery extremist preachers clamoring for consciousness within the streets. in the meantime, an ecstasy variation known as Godzwill is taking the district by means of storm.
In his debut novel, Karim Miské demonstrates a masterful keep an eye on of surroundings, as he strikes easily among the sensual streets of Paris and the synagogues of recent York to bare the reality at the back of a scary crime.

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