Raza, a poor orphan trapped in the slums of Pakistan, is sent to a strict madrassah where he meets and falls in love with Perveen. They attempt to flee the city to escape their respective fates but fail. Perveen, pregnant, is sent back to her family, and Raza is sent to Afghanistan to fight as a Taliban soldier. American journalist, Rachael Brown, travels to Afghanistan to cover the political unrest. When she meets Raza for a brief interview, she sees for the first time the true face of the Taliban: poor and desperate young men with nowhere else to go. As the war unfolds, their paths cross again, and each must decide what they owe the other.
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“A mind opener! MUST read.”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Liese A. Ricketts
Entangled Lives ignites a fire of curiosity about Omar’s intimately portrayed characters, believably real people in the Middle Eastern cultures we read so much about, yet about whom we understand so little. The shifts in narrator conveys the author’s amazing capacity to delve into the mind of a man or woman, entwined in the web of war, unraveling the fear, love, and passion we can grasp universally. A MUST read.
About the Author
Imran was born in Karachi and studied in Karachi and Chicago. A graduate of the University of Illinois and American College of Education, Imran teaches Art and English as a Second Language (ESL). He has taught in the United States, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. He loves teaching but his passion lies in painting and writing. His artwork and some of his articles can be seen at www.imranomerart.com He resides in Homewood, Illinois.
With his brilliant novel Entangled Lives, Imran Omer puts a human face on a subject otherwise overwhelmed by propaganda on all sides. In a story as exciting as it is important, as sad as it is hopeful, we can begin to understand the all too human personal tragedies behind a generation of war. Philip Athans, bestselling author
There was so much I appreciated about this book, alongside the story itself…I also deeply appreciated the characters and their humanness… Jade Hughes
At times the language is quite lyrical which tends to make the atrocities we witness more shocking. Margaret Duke-Wyer
A gem of a story–emotionally resonant while being culturally impactful. The novel isn’t some forgettable social artifact but an exceptional literary work. Daniel Casey
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