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Author Giridharadas, Anand.

Title The true American : murder and mercy in Texas / Anand Giridharadas.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.1523 GIR    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 319 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Leavings -- The chore -- Outpatient -- 187 -- Hospitaliano! -- Please write back -- Frequent-flier miles -- Gadfly -- The new American -- Bro -- Uncle -- PowerPoint -- Hula hoop -- Arrivals.
Summary Days after 9/11, an avowed "American terrorist" named Mark Stroman, seeking revenge, walked into the Dallas minimart where Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a former Bangladesh Air Force officer, has found temporary work and shoots him, nearly killing him. Giridharadas traces the making of these two men, Stroman and Bhuiyan, and of their fateful encounter, following them as they rebuild shattered lives. Ten years after the shooting, an Islamic pilgrimage seeds in Bhuiyan a strange idea: if he is ever to be whole, he must reenter Stroman's life. He publicly forgives Stroman, and wages a legal and public-relations campaign to have his attacker spared from the death penalty.
Subject Bhuiyan, Raisuddin.
Stroman, Mark.
Murder -- Texas.
Racism -- Texas.
Immigrants -- Texas.
ISBN 9780393239508 (hardcover)
0393239500 (hardcover)

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