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Go Home, Jeffrey Alan Wagner, You’re Drunk
Have you ever seen a grown man drink coffee while swimming in a lake?
Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jeffrey Alan Wagner has cut one of the most bizarre political ads I’ve ever seen. Here’s a sampling of his campaign platform:
“I’m cool with making $100,000 a year. I will not take money from the developers. I will not take money from the political angle. I will not even go to the strip clubs anymore. Wake the f*** up!”
I trust you, Jeff. Now go put a shirt on.
This is not a book about food; it’s a novel based on incidents in the long running feud between India and Pakistan and the disputed region of Kashmir.
Kip (or Kirpal), the narrator, is on a slow train watching India pass by his window, recalling that at the age of 20 he was in the army and first went to Kashmir to a camp run by General Kumar. There he was placed under the supervision of Chef Kishen, a fiery anarchic mentor who taught him many styles of cuisine and also attempted to give him an education about the world, and women in particular.
Now years later, Kip is suffering from cancer, but has been summoned to provide the banquet for the same General, whose daughter is getting married. On the journey he remembers his time at the Siachen glacier and his encounter with a beautiful woman, Irem, branded a ‘terrorist’. These are snippets from the story, but it’s the lyrical writing that keeps the reader turning the pages.
The author, Jaspreet Singh, is a research scientist from Montreal and in this first novel he balances gentle descriptions with shocking events that occurred during the war. He brings both the settings and the conflicting religions (Hindu, Muslim, Seikh) to life. The book has won several prizes and took me into a world of which I had little knowledge.
I had one reservation: sometimes cutting backwards and forwards between the past and present was confusing. But no other reviewer has complained about that. Most seem to agree that Singh is a learned, gifted and sensitive writer and that near the end, his recipe for Lamb Rogan Josh (a combination of both a Hindu and Muslim dish) is quite superb.
I shall be trying it out and promise to report back and give you details if I succeed.
Very interesting book!
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