• Homeland Elegies

  • A Barack Obama Favourite Book
  • By: Ayad Akhtar
  • Narrated by: Ayad Akhtar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Homeland Elegies

By: Ayad Akhtar
Narrated by: Ayad Akhtar
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Publisher's summary

AN ECONOMIST, NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST BOOK OF THE YEAR

A deeply personal novel of identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, HOMELAND ELEGIES blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of belonging and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part satire, part picaresque, at its heart it is the story of a father and son, and the country they call home.

Ranging from the heartland towns of America to palatial suites in Europe to guerrilla lookouts in the mountains of Afghanistan, Akhtar forges a narrative voice that is original as it is exuberantly entertaining. This is a world in which debt has ruined countless lives and the gods of finance rule, where immigrants live in fear and the unhealed wounds of 9/11 continue to wreak havoc. HOMELAND ELEGIES is a novel written in love and anger, which spares no one, least of all the author himself

©2020 Ayad Akhtar (P)2020 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic reviews

"Passionate, disturbing, unputdownable." (Salman Rushdie) 

"Urgent, intimate...does nothing short of laying bare the broken heart of our American dream turned reality TV nightmare." (A.M. Homes)

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interesting and mildly thought provoking

a good listen and an interesting story. A mix of personal anecdotes and socio political observation/critique. Some is lightly thought provoking, some just entertaining. A bit unstructured but not in a confusing way, just in a 'collection of pivotal moments' way

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