Gate Review

Another week, another rave review of Gate of the Sun, this time from Ilan Stavans in the San Francisco Chronicle:

However, it took almost a decade for it to materialize, courtesy of Archipelago, a small publisher in Brooklyn. The reviews have been dazzling. I wonder, though. Why didn’t a Manhattan publisher bring it out? Are they asleep at the weal? [sic] Or is it that they’re exercising a form of mercantile censorship by shying away from works of unquestionable credentials with unavoidable political bent? Do they fear an unpleasant reaction from their clientele? It is no secret that Americans are consistently misinformed about Muslim society. Isn’t a book like “Gate of the Sun” the perfect excuse for a deeper analysis?

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