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Chester, NY USA | Member Since 2007

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  • American Dervish: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ayad Akhtar
    • Narrated By Ayad Akhtar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother's beautiful, brilliant, and soulfully devout friend is a family legend. When he learns that Mina is leaving Pakistan to live with the Shahs in America, Hayat is thrilled. Hayat's father is less enthusiastic. He left the fundamentalist world behind with reason. What no one expects is that when Mina shows Hayat the beauty and power of the Quran, it will utterly transform the boy.

    David says: "a complex, rewarding book"
    "Profoundly moving, brilliantly written and read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of American Dervish to be better than the print version?

    I love hearing an author read his own work, and with his experience in theater, Ayad Akhtar does a splendid job, adding so much to the written word.


    What other book might you compare American Dervish to and why?

    One of the striking things about this book is that it feels like really new - and important - territory for an American novel.


    Any additional comments?

    highly recommended! If you care about the American novel, you don't want to miss this.

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