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American dervish

a novel

by Ayad Akhtar

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Little, Brown and Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Muslim families,
  • Fiction,
  • Pakistanis

  • About the Edition

    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.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Ayad Akhtar
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3601.K53 A83 2012
    The Physical Object
    Pagination357 p. ;
    Number of Pages357
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25211166M
    ISBN 100316183318
    ISBN 109780316183314
    LC Control Number2011019737
    OCLC/WorldCa707964685


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