Homeland Elegies

A Novel

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Publisher Description

A "profound and provocative" new work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced and American Dervish: an immigrant father and his son search for belonging—in post-Trump America, and with each other (Kirkus Reviews).

One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020
Finalist for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
A Best Book of 2020 * Washington Post * O Magazine * New York Times Book Review * Publishers Weekly


"Passionate, disturbing, unputdownable." —Salman Rushdie

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
September 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
6.8
MB

Customer Reviews

knitnut1 ,

Homeward Elegies

Interesting perspective. Well written!

Lefty Marion ,

American Elegies

Great read, especially his take on turning us all into consumers instead of citizens, and stripping away small business owners on Main Streets everywhere in favor of the cheaper megastore controlled by the 1% instead. That same push fuels racism and white supremacy and makes the urban/rural divide even greater. This book can help to fuel the fight against white supremacy and corporate control.

juliusa ,

Excellent

An important and moving book. Read it.

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