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Download and read online M s guapa imposible in PDF and EPUB ¿Cómo reaccionarías si, de pronto, tuvieras que compartir tu casa con una hermana cuya existencia desconocías? Eso es lo que le ocurre a Antonia, una treintañera introvertida y con sobrepeso, incapaz de resistir el reclamo del azúcar y los carbohidratos, que además debe lidiar con un jefe insulso y unos padres sobreprotectores. Lucilla, la hermana desconocida con la que deberá convivir, es elreverso de Antonia: bonita, extrovertida, desordenada... y delgada como un espárrago. Habrá encuentros y desencuentros, descubrimientos y sorpresas, enojos y aprendizajes que cambiarán las vidas de ambas de maneras inesperadas.
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Download and read online God in Pink in PDF and EPUB A debut novel about a young gay Muslim in war-torn Iraq. The debut book by Hasan Namir is a revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Ramy is a closeted university student whose parents have died, and who lives under the close scrutiny of his strict brother and sister-in-law. They exert pressure on him to find a wife, leaving him anguished and struggling to find a balance between his sexuality, religion, and culture. Desperate for counsel, he seeks the advice of Ammar, a sheikh at a local mosque, whose tolerance is challenged by the contradictions between Ramy's dilemma and the teachings of the Qur'an, leading him to question his own belief system. Alternating between quiet moments of beauty and raw depictions of violence, God in Pink poignantly captures the anguish and the fortitude of gay Muslims in Iraq.
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