Ayad Akhtar

The Protagonist of American Dervish, Ayad Akhtar’s new novel, 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.  The book 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
Event date: 
11/29/2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Regulator Bookshop
720 9th St
27705-4803 Durham
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$24.99
ISBN: 9780316183314
Availability: Special Order
Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 1st, 2012