Midaq Alley - Study Guide Chapters 6-9 Summary & Analysis

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As happens regularly, Kirsha prepares to go out and indulge his passions. Dressed in black and leaning on a stick, he moves slowly and heavily. He normally does his narcotics peddling after dark. The government allows wine, which God forbids, but suppresses hashish, which God allows. Kirsha's heart beats fast as he considers new erotic adventures. As he walks along the streets, mistrusting the greetings he receives, he is hopeful. He stops at a shop near al-Azhar and approaches a handsome young salesman, who realizes this is Kirsha's third recent visit. He wraps a dozen pair.

Kirsha lurks in shadows on the other side of the street, burning with excitement and apprehension as he watches the windows. When the shop closes, Kirsha follows the youth, catches him, and makes small talk. Life is a trial with few rewards, Kirsha says; patience is the key to...

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