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The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human

Marguerite Richards
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Overview

The rich diversity of a certain belief, interspersed with poignant stories of the common man.
Homebound during the Iran-Iraq war, a young woman describes a moving account of her family’s confinement;
a young architect meets a Sufi who has a job for him – to solve the problem of a re-appearing crack in his
master’s tomb; while exploring a childhood memory, a woman discovers a secret about her Pakistani neighbour
who had stolen her birthday presents.
As a counter-narrative to the stereotypical portrayal of Muslims, The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human packs a
collection of personal stories revealing the multi-faceted and universal experiences of people living all over the
world.

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Published: Dec/2019

ISBN: 9789814867122

Length: 320 Pages

The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human

Marguerite Richards
Overview

The rich diversity of a certain belief, interspersed with poignant stories of the common man.
Homebound during the Iran-Iraq war, a young woman describes a moving account of her family’s confinement;
a young architect meets a Sufi who has a job for him – to solve the problem of a re-appearing crack in his
master’s tomb; while exploring a childhood memory, a woman discovers a secret about her Pakistani neighbour
who had stolen her birthday presents.
As a counter-narrative to the stereotypical portrayal of Muslims, The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human packs a
collection of personal stories revealing the multi-faceted and universal experiences of people living all over the
world.

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Marguerite Richards

Marguerite Richards is an American writer and editor, who has focused on food, travel, and culture writing for 17 years. She has spent a combined ten years living in Holland, Chile, France, and Sri Lanka. She speaks French, basic Spanish and Dutch, and is currently learning Sinhala. She ran the magazines promoting French culture to Americans for the French Government Tourist Office for five years. She is now living part-time in her native California, and part-time in Colombo, Sri Lanka, working on cultural projects full-time. She is interested in social media marketing trends and online content development, and works with companies and organizations that maintain a commitment to cultural tradition, diversity, and equality. Marguerite is motivated by people, and aims to build bridges through empathy, on words alone. She travels to understand cultural differences and the nuances that separate us.