Homeland Elegies (Large Print / Library Binding)
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A provocative hybrid of memoir and fiction, Akhtar traces his own political re-education as a middle class Pakistani-American from Milwaukee in the years between 9/11 and the advent of Trump — and as counterpoint to his Pakistani cardiologist father who briefly treated Donald Trump. Family drama, social indictment, a mix of outrage and ambivalence. Salman Rushdie said, "passionate, disturbing, unputdownable."— Carolyn
September 2020 Indie Next List
“A masterful blend of memoir and fiction, this is an unforgettable journey through the lives of a Muslim family finding their place in a post-9/11 America. A searing navigation of the loves we try to reconcile — familial, religious, societal — and the definition of home. Written with wisdom, wit, and unsparing honesty, this an important book that you will continue to contemplate for a very long time. Both intimate and epic, this is a must-read.”
— Pam Stirling, East Bay Booksellers, Oakland, CA