May We Waken One by One

May We Waken One by One

by Daniel C Bryant


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During her junior-year-abroad in Senegal, idealistic Beth Barton meets charismatic sculptor Malik Ndour and, without her parents' knowledge, marries him. The couple's arrival at her home near Portland, Maine, in early 2001, throws the parents' marriage into turmoil, and soon puts stress on the newlyweds' relationship as well. As a result of mounting domestic and racial tensions, the broader clash of African and Western cultures, and the attack of 9/11, Malik grows increasingly estranged and falls prey to a jihadist recruiter. Late one December night, on Portland's freezing, fogbound docks, he sets out on his first deadly assignment. The ensuing crisis throws further light on the mindset of a terrorist, as well as on the diverse attitudes of his intimates toward him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512055917
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/13/2015
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Daniel C. Bryant was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and received an MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. During his years of medical practice in Portland, Maine, he also spent time in Senegal and tutored African immigrants. It was reflections on the events of 9/11, against the background of these experiences, that led him to the writing of May We Waken One by One. Early versions of the novel were finalists in the Fort Bend Writers' Guild and the Whidbey MFA Alumni Association's Emerging Writers novel competitions; and the first chapter was published in Silk Road.
In addition to publishing short fiction in Bellevue Literary Review, Madison Review, Nimrod, and other literary magazines, Bryant has self-published two volumes of short stories. In 2015 one of these stories was a finalist in the Maine Literary Awards short fiction competition.

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