Abou and the Angel Cohen: A Novel

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Bridge Works Publishing Company, 2002 - 261 pages
Abou Ben Adhem, a retired goat herder and one-time taxi driver in America, is an Arab village elder living amid the turmoil of the Middle East - and family relationships that aren't so placid either. An angel named Cohen comes to Abou one night, and Cohen is slangy, modern, and full of information about mankind's behavior through the ages and its relevance to contemporary violence, customs, religious beliefs, and conflicts.

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Abou Ben Adhem was once blessed with a visit from an angel. Twenty years later, he lives in a shepherd's tent near his daughter's family on the Gaza Strip as relations between Palestinians and Jews ... Read full review


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Claude Campbell, a former English professor at the City University of New York, lives in Kodak, Tennessee, near Knoxville.

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