My Son the Fanatic -

My Son the Fanatic

Faber Stories

By Hanif Kureishi, Hanif Kureishi



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I'm going to tell him to pick up his prayer mat and get out of my house. When Parvez's son Ali starts clearing out his bedroom, Parvez assumes he's taking drugs and selling his possessions to pay for them. His fellow taxi drivers are triumphant: they knew something was wrong. Bettina, the prostitute Parvez regularly drives home, tells him what signs to look out for. But nothing is physically different about Ali except that he is growing a beard - and praying five times a day. He condemns his father for drinking alcohol and eating bacon, and assures him that the Law of Islam will rule the world. First published in March 1994, Hanif Kureishi's comedy of assimilation is both uproariously funny and so prescient it's barely funny at all.

Product code: 9780571356157

ISBN 9780571356157
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H160xW111xS3
No. Of Pages 48
Publisher Faber & Faber
Edition Main
Faber 90th Stories brings together some of our finest short stories, past, present and future.