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Door County Reads 2016

January 25 - February 13

AMERICAN  DERVISH

by Ayad Akhtar

American Dervish

A Novel
By Ayad Akhtar (Trade Paperback, 2012)
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.

- See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/ayad-akhtar/american-dervish/978...

American Dervish

A Novel
By Ayad Akhtar (Trade Paperback, 2012)
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.

- See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/ayad-akhtar/american-dervish/978...

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.
 
American Dervish 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.    
(from the publisher's website)
 
“The people were good, smart, open-hearted. They didn’t know where I was from or what it was all about, but, as long as I liked the Green Bay Packers, it was all right.”   
-Ayad Akhtar on growing up in Milwaukee
 
Books will be available
courtesy the Friends of Door County Libraries
beginning December 28, 2015
(while supplies last)

American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar