Pieces of a Dream
Driving a taxi on the foggy streets of San Francisco, Iraq war veteran Louis Hedstrom is stuck in a rut so deep he can’t see the sun. He lives alone, has no friends and can’t bear to be touched. When he meets and gets to know an African-American Muslim woman named Khadija, and then a mysterious courier named Hassan, he begins a spiritual journey to Islam that leaves him shaken, challenges everything he thought he knew, and threatens to alienate him from his family forever.
Filled with romance, action and spiritual insight, Pieces of a Dream creates its own genre in a single stroke, taking Muslim fiction to a new level. Passionate, honest and funny, it is a book that can be enjoyed by readers of all faiths, and is one that will not be easily forgotten.
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Wael Abdelgawad’s The Repeaters, scheduled for release in June 2017, is an epic tale about a race of beings who live among us, reincarnating again and again when they die, while retaining all their memories and special abilities.
Tengu is one hundred thousand years old, a living participant in the first out-of-Africa migration.
Abraham Silver is a six year old Jewish boy in Los Angeles. A naturally gifted martial artist, he is harassed and stalked by forces he does not understand.
Rix is a two thousand year old Belgian prince who is just trying to keep the boy Abraham alive, for the child may be the key to the salvation of all Repeaters.
Asteria is a ten thousand year old Amazon, a silent and mysterious figure whose motivations are unclear.
Hunting them all is the Kikiyaon, and ancient and evil being in the guise of a small woman. Vicious and unrelenting, she can swallow a victim’s soul with a touch, and isn’t above devouring the body as well.
The first in a series, this urban fantasy thriller will make you second-guess everything you thought you knew about the world.
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Zaid Karim, Private Investigator
This novel is currently being serialized on MuslimMatters.org, and will be released as an eBook and paperback (with some improvements and additions) when it is complete.
Zaid Karim is a moderately religious, 30 year old ex-con and private investigator who is hired by an elderly Muslim couple to find their missing grandchild. Once he begins, he learns that he has been lied to by the client, and that not all is as it appears. The trail takes him from Fresno to San Francisco to Panama. In the end he has to put his life on the line, while struggling to stay true to his vow to practice sincerity before all else.
The cast of characters include a wise Imam, a conversely corrupt Imam, a genius thug who robs drug dealers for a living, and a Panamanian crime kingpin.