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In "My Son the Fanatic" by Hanif Kureishi, why doesn't Parvez speak to his son about what is worrying him?

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Parvez does not speak to Ali about what is worrying him because he has become estranged from his son. Also, Parvez finds his son's fearful temper and sullen silences disconcerting.

Since little is happening in terms of communication, Parvez finds it hard to understand the rationale for his son's actions....

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