Divorce Islamic Style

Divorce Islamic Style Cover

Divorce Islamic Style

By Amara Lakhous

Europa Editions, Paperback, 9781609450663, 184pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2012

It's 2005. The Italian secret service has received intel that a group of Muslim immigrants based in the Viale Marconi neighborhood of Rome is planning a terrorist attack. Christian Mazzari, a young Sicilian who speaks perfect Arabic, goes undercover to infiltrate the group and to learn who its leaders are. Christian poses as Issa, a recently arrived Tunisian in search of for a job and a place to sleep. He soon meets Sofia, a young Egyptian immigrant dressed in a burqa who lives in the neighborhood with her husband Said, a.k.a. Felice, an architect who has reinvented himself in Italy as a pizza cook.

About the Author
Amara Lakhous was born in Algiers in 1970. He has a degree in philosophy from the University of Algiers and another in cultural anthropology from the University la Sapienza, Rome. "Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio" (Europa Editions, 2008) was awarded Italy's prestigious Flaiano prize and was described by the "Seattle Times" as a "wonderfully offbeat novel." Lakhous lives in Italy.