has_publisher_logo

Advanced Search
 

Add Best Comp

Add comparable title

Remove comparable title

LPG Catalogue: Backlist 2017

more
God in Pink
By (author): Hasan Namir
Hasan Namir

Imprint:

Arsenal Pulp Press - Vancouver

ISBN:

9781551526065

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Sep 29, 2015
$17.95 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

8in x 5.5 x 0.41 in | 0.48 lb

Page Count:

158 pages
Arsenal Pulp Press
FICTION / LGBTQ+ / Gay
 
Lambda Literary Award 2016, Winner

A debut novel about a young gay Muslim in war-torn Iraq.

The debut book by Hasan Namir is a revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Ramy is a closeted university student whose parents have died, and who lives under the close scrutiny of his strict brother and sister-in-law. They exert pressure on him to find a wife, leaving him anguished and struggling to find a balance between his sexuality, religion, and culture. Desperate for counsel, he seeks the advice of Ammar, a sheikh at a local mosque, whose tolerance is challenged by the contradictions between Ramy’s dilemma and the teachings of the Qur’an, leading him to question his own belief system.

Alternating between quiet moments of beauty and raw depictions of violence, God in Pink poignantly captures the anguish and the fortitude of gay Muslims in Iraq.


Hasan Namir was born in Iraq in 1987 and came to Canada at a young age. He graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BA in English. He lives in Vancouver.



of 1527

Forgotten Password

Please enter your email address and click submit. An email with instructions on resetting your password will be sent to you.

Forgotten Password

An email has been sent out with instructions for resetting your password.