By Hanif Kureishi
Over the process the final 12 years, Hanif Kureishi has written brief fiction. The tales are, through turns, provocative, erotic, smooth, humorous and captivating as they care for the complexities of relationships in addition to the thrill of kids. This assortment comprises his debatable tale Weddings and Beheadings, a good as his prophetic My Son the enthusiast, which exposes the spiritual tensions in the muslim household. As along with his novels and screenplays, Kureishi has his finger at the pulse of the political tensions in society and the way they impact people's daily lives.
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