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After French Attacks, a New Novel Feeds Divisions

As France reels from recent back-to-back terrorist attacks, a biting fictional novel about France under Sharia law went on sale in bookstores this past week has become part of a debate about the country's very identity. The Gibert Jeune book store in downtown Paris is almost empty on a recent evening. A few people wander through the literature section. But a pile of books with red and white covers is left untouched … until Jacqueline Buades makes a beeline for it. Buades likes the...

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