The Submission

By Amy Waldman
(Picador USA, Paperback, 9781250007575, 337pp.)

Publication Date: March 27, 2012

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A "New York Times Book Review" Notable Book of the Year
An "Entertainment Weekly" Best Novel of the Year
An NPR Top Ten Novel of the Year
A "Washington Post" Notable Book of the Year
"Esquire "Book of the Year
A jury chooses a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack on Manhattan, only to learn that the anonymous designer is an American Muslim -- an enigmatic architect named Mohammad Khan. His selection reverberates across a divided, traumatized country and, more intimately, through individual lives. Claire Burwell, the sole widow on the jury, becomes Khan's fiercest defender. But when the news of his selection becomes public, she comes under pressure from outraged family members and into collision with hungry journalists, opportunistic politicians, and even Khan himself. A story of clashing convictions and emotions, and a cunning satire of political ideals, "The Submission" is a resonant novel for our times.




About the Author
AMY WALDMAN was co-chief of the South Asia bureau of The New York Times and a national correspondent for The Atlantic. She has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and at the American Academy in Berlin. Her fiction has appeared in the Boston Review and is anthologized in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010. She was born in Los Angeles, studied English at Yale, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Follow her on Twitter @amywaldman and become a fan on Facebook.
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