Terrorist / John Updike.
Description: 310 p. ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2007.
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- ISBN: 9780345500533 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
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|Summary:||Terrorist is about Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, an 18-year-old boy in Northern New Jersey who is devoted to Islam. Ahmad was raised by an Irish-American mother after his Egyptian father disappeared when he was three. Ahmad converts to Islam at age 11 and is instructed in the Qur'an by a local imam. Ahmad is a sympathetic character. Updike lets readers into his head, forcing us to view American materialism and morality from his viewpoint. We watch the recruitment process through the terrorist's eyes, and the subtle manipulations that are used to draw the recruit into the fold. Updike also draws us into other characters' lives--Ahmad's mother, a high school guidance counselor, an African-American teenage girl, a worker in the Department of Homeland Security.|
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|Subject:||Egyptian Americans -- Fiction
High school students -- Fiction
Islamic fundamentalism -- Fiction
Mothers and sons -- Fiction
Single mothers -- Fiction
Teenage boys -- Fiction
Terrorism -- Fiction
Terrorists -- Fiction
New Jersey -- Fiction
Citation: Updike, John. "Terrorist." New York : Ballantine Books, 2007.