FOREIGN GODS, INC.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: SOHO Press, (2014). First edition - A novel that is both a "taut, literary thriller and an indictment of greed's power to subsume all things, including the sacred." Fueled by desperation, Ike, a Nigerian immigrant barely eking out a living as a New Yorl cab driver sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery. A book described as "a meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of the immigrant life in America; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; an examination of the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the 'exotic,' including the desire to own strange objects and hanker after ineffable illusions; and an exploration of the shifting nature of memory." 332 pp.
Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (toning to pages)