The Silence and the Roar

The Silence and the Roar

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Paperback, Random House Inc, 2013, ISBN13 9781590516454, ISBN10 1590516451
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Fathi Chin, a writer whose work has been banned by the authoritarian government, gets caught in a bureaucratic labyrinth when his identification papers are taken after he attempts to help a student being beaten by police.

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Fathi Chin, a writer whose work has been banned by the authoritarian government, gets caught in a bureaucratic labyrinth when his identification papers are taken after he attempts to help a student being beaten by police.

Available in English for the first time, "The Silence and the Roar" is a funny, sexy, dystopian novel about the struggle of an individual over tyranny.
"The Silence and the Roar" follows a day in the life of Fathi Sheen, an author banned from publishing because he refuses to write propaganda for the ruling government. The entire populace has mobilized to celebrate the twenty-year anniversary of the reigning despot in this unnamed Middle eastern country. The heat is oppressive and loudspeakers blare as an endless parade takes over the streets. Desperate to get away from the noise and the zombie-like masses, Fathi leaves his house to visit his mother and his girlfriend, but en route stops to help a student who is being beaten by the police. Fathi's iD papers are confiscated and he is told to report to the police station before night falls.
When Fathi turns himself in, he is led from one department to another in an ever-widening bureaucratic labyrinth. His only weapon against the irrationality of the government employees is his sense of irony. Tinged with a Kafkaesque sense of the absurd, "The Silence and the Roar" explores what it means to be truly free in mind and body.

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Number of Pages: 154
Original Languages: English
Author: Weiss, Max ,  Sirees, Nihad
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN-13: 9781590516454
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.00 x 8.00 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 1590516451
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