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Love at Ground Zero by Charles Deemer

Love at Ground Zero
By Charles Deemer

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Wes, an American, and Hayaam, a Muslim from Indonesia, overcome the objections of parents and friends, as well as the post-9/11 climate of fear, prejudice and paranoia, to explore and nurture their growing love for one another. (Romeo & Juliet for the age of terror.)

Before the New York sun had climbed to noon, by which time television stations around the world were repeating, like a film loop in a pornographic peep show, images of unthinkable catastrophe; before TV anchors found their gravest tones of voice with which to christen the shocking events “a day of infamy,” no less historic and horrific than December 7th or November 22nd, days etched permanently
into memory by all who experienced them; before America’s violent baptism under the clear blue sky of a late summer morning; it was, after all, just an ordinary day beginning in an ordinary wa...
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