American Dervish (CD-Audio)
Little, Brown & Company, 9781611136173
Publication Date: January 9, 2012
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/8/2012)
Hardcover, Large Print (1/9/2012)
Compact Disc (9/4/2012)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (1/9/2012)
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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.
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Praise For American Dervish: A Novel…
"Whether you believe religion is a precious gift from God or the greatest scourge of mankind, you will find yourself represented in these pages. With brilliant storytelling and exquisitely balanced points of view, Ayad Akhtar creates characters who experience the rapture of religion but also have their lives ripped apart by it."—Manil Suri, author of The Death of Vishnu and The Age of Shiva