PATRICK POUW - THE REVERT (2016)

ABOUT THE BOOK

On the day film-maker Theo van Gogh was brutally murdered, Mohammed el Amrani decided to join the Dutch Special Intelligence Agency. His objective: radical Islam. When his investigation leads him to his old neighborhood in Utrecht, he is confronted with his troubled past.

At the same time, the converted Bilal van Wijk is planning a terrorist attack that will make him as famous as Mohammed B., Van Gogh’s murderer.

In The Revert, Patrick Pouw’s first novel, the paths of Mohammed and Bilal intersect. They will both learn that danger lurks in unsuspected places.

 

GOOD TO KNOW

  • First novel about radical Islam to be published in the Netherlands
  • A true page-turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat
  • Shows a tremendous amount of insight into the current problems with radicalization in modern society

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Patrick Pouw is an investigative journalist for a daily news show. In 2008 he published Salaam! A Year Among Orthodox Muslims. The book caused quite a stir and was selected as one of the most influential Dutch non-fiction titles of all time.

 

QOUTES(FOR SALAAM!)

‘A frightening story.’ Elsevier

‘A fascinating read.’ Algemeen Dagblad

‘Read this book, and shiver.’ Hafid Bouazza, author of Abdullah’s Feet and Paravion

 

EXCERPT

Abduljalil, Nourredine, Hassan, Badr, Samir: they all nod in agreement. This pleases Bilal. Before he was converted to Islam he hated being at the center of things. But being among his brothers it feels good; as if he has always been destined to be at the center of things, to lead. Yes, it feels as if Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is expecting great things of him…

 

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