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The Resource American dervish : a novel, by Ayad Akhtar

American dervish : a novel, by Ayad Akhtar

Label
American dervish : a novel
Title
American dervish
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Ayad Akhtar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Mina is Hayat's mother's oldest friend from Pakistan. She is independent, beautiful and intelligent, and arrives on the Shah's doorstep when her disastrous marriage in Pakistan disintegrates. Even Hayat's skeptical father can't deny the liveliness and happiness that accompanies Mina into their home. Her deep spirituality brings the family's Muslim faith to life in a way that resonates with Hayat as nothing has before. Studying the Quran by Mina's side and basking in the glow of her attention, he feels an entirely new purpose mingled with a growing infatuation for his teacher. When Mina meets and begins dating a man, Hayat is confused by his feelings of betrayal. His growing passions, both spiritual and romantic, force him to question all that he has come to believe is true. Just as Mina finds happiness, Hayat is compelled to act -- with devastating consequences for all those he loves most
Summary
A young Pakistani boy, whose parents left the fundamentalists behind when they came to America, finds transformation and a path to happiness through a family friend, Mina, who shows him the beauty and power of the Quran
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10017065
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Akhtar, Ayad
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.K53
LC item number
A83 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muslim families
  • Pakistanis
  • Coming of age
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
Target audience
adult
Label
American dervish : a novel, by Ayad Akhtar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19504573
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
357 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780316183314
Lccn
2011019737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
American dervish : a novel, by Ayad Akhtar
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19504573
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
357 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780316183314
Lccn
2011019737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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