Entangled Lives

Raza, a poor orphan trapped in the slums of Pakistan, is sent to a strict madrassah where he meets and falls in love with Perveen. They attempt to flee the city to escape their respective fates but fail. Perveen, pregnant, is sent back to her family, and Raza is sent to Afghanistan to fight as a Taliban solider. American journalist, Rachael Brown, travels to Afghanistan to cover the political unrest. When she meets Raza for a brief interview, she sees for the first time the true face of the Taliban: poor and desperate young men with nowhere else to go. As the war unfolds, their paths cross again, and each must decide what they owe the other.

  • Publisher: Roundfire
  • ISBN-10: 1785357840
  • ISBN-13:978-1785357848

With his brilliant novel Entangled Lives, Imran Omer puts a human face on a subject otherwise overwhelmed by propaganda on all sides. In a story as exciting as it is important, as sad as it is hopeful, we can begin to understand the all too human personal tragedies behind a generation of war. Philip Athans, bestselling author

Imran Omer does an amazing job of creating a novel that is both historical (including recent history) fiction and fact…There was so much I appreciated about this book, alongside the story itself. Jade Hughes


As an immigration lawyer I have seen many cases of Afghani refugees. However this novel still made a huge impression on me. A very good novel that is no propaganda document. Not a novel you will easily forget.  WytziaRaspe | Dutchy’s Book Reviews


Entangled Lives is a connective novel that shifts views and shows the intersection of two worlds in face of the darkest moments in our lives…this novel compares to The Kite Runner and Girls of Riyadh.Ron Samul | Author | Blogger


A gem of a story–emotionally resonant while being culturally impactful.Daniel Casey | NetGalley


I particularly liked the description of the characters in this book…It was difficult to put the book down, something which is always a good sign.Joni Martins | Author | Blogger


A gripping fictional story that could easily be a real account of what happens to survivors of the onslaught of the Taliban in Afghanistan… An emotional and at times, heartbreaking read that will keep you thinking.Jill Dobbe | Goodreads


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