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Author Akhtar, Ayad, author.

Title Homeland elegies [electronic resource] : a novel / Ayad Akhtar.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.


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Note Electronic book.
Contents 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 "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
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] Little, Brown and Company 2020 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Pakistani Americans -- Fiction.
Muslim families -- United States -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- United States -- Fiction.
Immigrant families -- United States -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Subject Fathers and sons (OCoLC)fst00921899
Immigrant families (OCoLC)fst01746411
Immigrants (OCoLC)fst00967712
Muslim families (OCoLC)fst01030957
Pakistani Americans (OCoLC)fst01051211
United States (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Novels. (OCoLC)fst01921742
Domestic fiction (OCoLC)fst01726589
Fiction (OCoLC)fst01423787
Domestic fiction.
Subject Pakistani Americans -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- United States -- Fiction.
Father-son relationship -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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ISBN 9780316703833 (electronic bk.)

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