Evel Knievel Days (Excerpt)

Pauls Toutonghi

Evel Knievel Days (Excerpt) by Pauls Toutonghi
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fiction Fiction, Humor
For readers of:Michael Ondaatje, Colum McCann, Salman Rushdie, Anne Michaels, Margaret Atwood
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Print Length304
ISBN9780307382153
PublisherCrown/Random House
Publication DateJuly 17, 2012
LanguageEnglish
About the Book

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Raised by a single mother in the American West, Khosi Saqr never knew his dad -- a charismatic Egyptian-national with a gambling problem and a sprawling Christian-Muslim family.

When a crisis in Khosi's life makes him wonder more about his own identity, Khosi decides to travel to Egypt and find his father -- risking a trip that goes against all of his deepest instincts.

What he discovers, in Cairo, is much more startling than he'd imagined it could be.

About the Author

Pauls Toutonghi was born in 1976 to an Egyptian father and a Latvian mother. His writing has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, Zoetrope, VQR, The Boston Review, Five Chapters, One Story, Sports Illustrated, Tin House, and numerous other periodicals. He received a Pushcart Prize for his short story, Regeneration, which appeared in The Boston Review in 2000, when Pauls was twenty-three years old.

Red Weather, came out from Random House in 2006. It was translated into Latvian and German — and received good reviews in periodicals across the country. His second novel, Evel Knievel Days, came out in 2012, and was a featured book on NPR's All Things Considered. He is the father of twins.