Bilal's Bread

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Alyson Publications, 2005 - Fiction - 240 pages
6 Reviews

After fleeing Iraq, the Kurdish Abu family have settled in the United States. Salim, the eldest brother, has been deeply damaged by the torture he suffered at the hands of the Iraqi police, and his psychotic rages are becoming increasingly violent. At only 16, the youngest son, Bilal, holds the family secrets close, revealing nothing. But his conflict is deepened by his own sexual awakening, and he begins to direct his rage and frustration on his own body through cutting. A powerful story of a clash of cultures and the power of the individual voice.

Sulayman X is a novelist living in Bangkok, Thailand, where he is an editor and writer for The Bangkok Post.

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Review: Bilal's Bread: A Novel

User Review  - Michael Soros - Goodreads

The plot of the book is better described by others here. The book is very well written and the characters very well developed and believable. What is disturbing is that the plot does not follow one's ... Read full review

Review: Bilal's Bread: A Novel

User Review  - Cynthia - Goodreads

A harrowing, brave novel about a Muslim boy who is gay and being sexually abused by his older brother. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
37
Section 3
60
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

X. Sulayman is a novelist living in Bangkok, Thailand, where he is an editor and writer for The Bangkok Post.

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