There Has to Be a Knife

Author(s): Adnan Khan
Original Publish Date: Nov 12, 2019
Product Number: EB00767383
Released: Nov 12, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781551527864
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
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In this blistering debut novel, author Adnan Khan investigates themes of race, class, masculinity and contemporary relationships. Omar Ali, twenty-seven-year-old line cook and petty criminal, gets a phone call from his ex-girlfriend's father at work, informing Omar that Anna has committed suicide. Unable to process or articulate his grief, and suffering from insomnia, Omar embarks on a quest to obtain her suicide note from her elusive parents. As he unravels, Omar finds himself getting involved in break-ins, online terrorism, dealing with the police, and losing his best friend as he becomes less recognizable. There Has to Be a Knife examines expectations—both intimate and political—on brown men, exploring ideas of cultural identity and the tropes we use to represent them.

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