Awakened Dreams: Raji's Journeys with the Mirror Dede

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Threshold Books, 1993 - Fiction - 138 pages
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Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.

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About the author (1993)

Ahmet Hilmi (1865-1914) was born in an area that is now Bulgaria. While still a young man, Himli met the Mirror Dede, a "cosmic doctor" who was living in a local cemetery. Mirror Dede provided inspiration for Hilmi's spiritual transformation. Hilmi went on to become a Sufi teacher and the author of many books.

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