Item #290476 American Dervish. Ayad Akhtar.

American Dervish

Back Bay Books, September 2012. Paper Back. Used - Very Good. Item #290476
ISBN: 031618330X

From the author of Homeland Elegies and Pulitzer Prize winner Disgraced, a stirring and explosive novel about an American Muslim family in Wisconsin struggling with faith and belonging in the pre-9/11 world.

Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes.

American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life.

This is an intimate, personal first novel that looks at the interplay of religion and modern life Akhtar was raised in the Midwest, and through his characters, he shows readers vividly the powerful forces at work on young men and women growing up Muslim in America.

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