The Good Muslim: A Novel by Tahmima AnamThe Good Muslim: A Novel by Tahmima Anam

The Good Muslim: A Novel

byTahmima Anam

Paperback | October 27, 2016

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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.”

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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Title:The Good Muslim: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:October 27, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061478865

ISBN - 13:9780061478864

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good. I had high hopes for this story. It developed slowly and I could not connect with the characters.
Date published: 2017-10-16

Editorial Reviews

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