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Gripping, provocative, and revelatory, Links is a novel that will stand as a classic of modern world literature. Jeebleh is returning to Mogadiscio, Somalia, for the first time in twenty years. But this is not a nostalgia trip—his last residence there was a jail cell. And who could feel nostalgic for a city like this? U.S. troops have come and gone, and the decimated city is ruled by clan warlords and patrolled by qaat-chewing gangs who shoot civilians to relieve their adolescent boredom. Diverted in his pilgrimage to visit his mother’s grave, Jeebleh is asked to investigate the abduction of the young daughter of one of his closest friend’s family. But he learns quickly that any act in this city, particularly an act of justice, is much more complicated than he might have imagined.
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"Jeebleh is returning from New York to his native Mogadiscio for the first time in twenty years, over the strong objections of his American wife and daughters. He finds a decimated, divided city. The U.S. troops have recently come and gone, and Mogadiscio is ruled by ruthless warlords and their clan-based qaat-chewing, gun-crazy militias." "Jeebleh is returning to visit his mother's grave, "to pacify her troubled spirit" - but more urgent, the youngest member of his oldest friend's family has been abducted. The missing girl is known throughout Mogadiscio as a "miracle child" who has brought a unique peace to her section of the civil war-torn city. Jeebleh is determined to cut through the city's layers of corruption and chaos to rescue the girl - and, perhaps, a piece of his own identity. But he quickly learns that any act in this city, particularly an act of justice, is more complicated than he is prepared for."--BOOK JACKET.
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