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Homeland elegies : a novel / Ayad Akhtar.

Akhtar, Ayad. (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316496421
  • ISBN: 0316496421
  • ISBN: 0316706485
  • ISBN: 9780316706483
  • ISBN: 0316702994
  • ISBN: 9780316702997
  • Physical Description: xx, 345 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Overture: To America -- A chronology of the events -- Family politics. On the anniversary of Trump's first year in office ; On autobiography; or, Bin Laden ; In the names of the prophet... -- Scranton memoirs. God's country ; Riaz; or, The Merchant of Debt -- Pox Americana. Of love and death ; On Pottersville ; Langford v. Reliant; or, How my father's American story ends -- Free speech: A coda.
Summary, etc.:
"A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home. Ayad Akhtar forges a new narrative voice to capture a country in which debt has ruined countless lives and the gods of finance rule, where immigrants live in fear, and where the nation's unhealed wounds wreak havoc around the world. Akhtar attempts to make sense of it all through the lens of a story about one family, from a heartland town in America to palatial suites in Central Europe to guerrilla lookouts in the mountains of Afghanistan, and spares no one--least of all himself--in the process."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Pakistani Americans > Fiction.
Muslim families > United States > Fiction.
Immigrants > United States > Fiction.
Immigrant families > United States > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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  • 39 of 41 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Ridgefield Library.


  • 0 current holds with 41 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ridgefield Library FIC AKHTAR (Text) 34010148130155 Adult Fiction Checked out 01/15/2023

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