Osama by Lavie Tidhar

Osama is Science Fiction, but it riffs on old film noir flicks, but deals with terrorism and victims of that violence at one level, while it is about the question of the self and identity at another. It's a timeless detective story: Joe, who runs an agency somewhere in South-east Asia is hired by a mysterious woman. His mission is to track down the author of a pulp fiction series featuring the terrorist vigilante of Osama Bin Laden… It is also a story about loss, and Tidhar plays with our knowledge of recent history, reality, and fiction while telling it. In many ways it reminded me of some of Philip K. Dick's stories, which always is a positive sign.