AYAD AKHTAR - With American Dervish
Ayad Akhtar brings us his debut novel, American Dervish. This well-reviewed examination of the weaving together of religious belief and modern life, of family conflict and adolescent angst, is strikingly individualized by its Muslim fabric.
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American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life. Ayad Akhtar was raised in the Midwest himself, and through Hayat Shah he shows readers vividly the powerful forces at work on young men and women growing up Muslim in America. This is an intimate, personal first novel that will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.