Thursday, August 30, 2012
American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar - New in Trade Paperback/ 3 book, 1 Audiobook Giveaway!
I am pleased to announce that to celebrate the release of American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar in trade paperback I have a wonderful giveaway!
Anna from Little Brown and Company has offered THREE copies of the book and one Audiobook for the lucky readers of Broken Teepee. I reviewed this book when it first came out and found it to be original and thought provoking. You can read my review HERE.
Here is the synopsis of the book and the author info to remind you:
About the Book:
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.
American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life. Ayad Akhtar was raised in the Midwest himself, and through Hayat Shah he shows readers vividly the powerful forces at work on young men and women growing up Muslim in America. This is an intimate, personal first novel that will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.
About the Author:
Ayad Akhtar is an American-born, first generation Pakistani-American from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He holds degrees in Theater from Brown University and in Directing from the Graduate Film Program at Columbia University, where he won multiple awards for his work. He is the author of numerous screenplays and was star and co-writer of The War Within, which premiered at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay and an International Press Academy Satellite Award for Best Picture - Drama. American Dervish is his first novel.
You can read an excerpt HERE
You can purchase American Dervish in paperback on Amazon.com
You can purchase American Dervish in audiobook on Amazon.com
There will be four winners total - three books and one audiobook. The winners will have their choice of either book or audiobook in the order they are chosen until the audiobook is gone. Then, obviously the paperbacks will be given. If the first three choose the book, the last chosen will win the audiobook.
How do you win? It's easy! Just hop on the Rafflecopter! Good luck everyone!
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post.