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Amazon wishlist. The complete review 's Review :. Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran is a dramatic monologue, but it reads readily like a dialogue-heavy novella. The person who becomes the real parent in his life, the one looking out for him and teaching him the lessons of life, is the neighbourhood grocer, Monsieur Ibrahim. The first thing he recounts is how he breaks his piggy-bank in order to pay for the services of a prostitute.
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Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran was originally written in French as a play, based upon the life of Schmitt's friend, Bruno Abraham Kremer. Kremer had asked Schmitt to write a play based upon his life growing up in Paris, specifically the relationship with his grandfather, Mr. In , it was rewritten, and was printed as a short novel by publisher Albin Michel, the second in the religious series " Cycle de l'Invisible " Cycle of the Invisible. In some respects, the book closely resembles the novel " La Vie devant soi " Life before you by Romain Gary under the pseudonym Emile Ajar. In that book, a young Muslim boy, also called Momo here a nickname for Muhammad , lives with an old Jewish woman, Madame Rosa. Momo often goes to visit an old Muslim man, Monsieur Hamil, who teaches him about the religion, subsequently entering into a grandfather-grandson relationship, quite similar to that of Momo and Mr. Ibrahim in Schmitt's novel.