The Good Muslim: A Novel

Paperback | August 14, 2012

byTahmima Anam

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“Delicate, heart-wrenching and poetic, this is a novel ofgreat poise and power.” —Tash Aw, author of The Harmony Silk Factory

Set in Bangladesh at a time when Islamic fundamentalism ison the rise, The Good Muslim is an epic story about faith, familyand the long shadow of war. Tahmima Anam, the prize-winning author of A Golden Age, offers a moving portrait of a sister and brother whostruggle with the competing loyalties of love and belief as they cope with thelasting ravages of war and confront the deeply intimate roots of religiousextremism. Echoingthe intensity and humanity of Thrity Umrigar’s The SpaceBetween Us, Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone, and Kiran Desai’s TheInheritance of Loss,Anam’s “accomplished and gripping novel,” in thewords of author Pankaj Mishra, “describes not only the tumult of a greathistorical event, but also the small but heroic struggles of individuals livingin the shadow of revolution and war.”

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“Delicate, heart-wrenching and poetic, this is a novel ofgreat poise and power.” —Tash Aw, author of The Harmony Silk Factory Set in Bangladesh at a time when Islamic fundamentalism ison the rise, The Good Muslim is an epic story about faith, familyand the long shadow of war. Tahmima Anam, the prize-winning author of A Golden Age, offe...

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A New Yorker Best Book of the YearIn the dying days of a brutal civil war in Bangladesh, Sohail Haque stumbles upon an abandoned building. Inside he finds a young woman whose story will haunt him for a lifetime to come.Almost a decade later, Sohail's sister, Maya, returns home after a long absence to find her beloved brother transforme...

Tahmima Anam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and grew up in Paris, Bangkok, and New York. She holds a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard University. Her writing has been published inGranta, theNew York Times, theGuardian, and theFinancial Times.A Golden Age, her first novel, was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for B...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:August 14, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061478865

ISBN - 13:9780061478864

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“Anam tells a poignant, little-known story of a country often lost in the maze of global politics.”