The Savage: And Other Short Islamic Stories - Softcover
Author: Joel Hayward
Publisher: Claritas Books
Weight: 252 grams
This collection of unique, intriguing and powerful stories - written in eloquent and captivating prose by an accomplished scholar, poet and storyteller who converted to Islam after falling in love with the Holy Qur'an - avoids the current trends of trivial anecdotal narrative and over-the-top fantasy.
His richly drawn characters are believable, as are even the most unexpected plot twist and turns, and he never strays from the reality of historical and contemporary events even when telling fabulously fictitious stories that contain surreal or imaginary elements.
Written in various styles and different "voices", these highly original and evocative tales will move, sadden, delight and provoke readers.
They will not let readers escape without challenging their assumptions or let them avoid engaging with the subtly revealed underprinting moral, philosophical or religious issues.