• Paperback: 320 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (August 14, 2012)
In 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 transformed. While Maya has stuck to her revolutionary ideals, Sohail has shunned his old life to become a charismatic religious leader. And when Sohail decides to send his son to a madrasa, the conflict between brother and sister comes to a devastating climax.
The Good Muslim is an epic story about faith, family, the rise of religious fundamentalism, and the long shadow of war from prizewinning Bangladeshi novelist Tahmima Anam.
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 in Granta, the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Financial Times. A Golden Age, her first novel, was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. She lives in London and Dhaka.
Tahmima’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, August 14th: The Year in Books
Wednesday, August 15th: Life in the Thumb
Thursday, August 16th: What She Read …
Friday, August 17th: Between the Covers
Thursday, August 23rd: The Feminist Texican [Reads]
Monday, August 27th: Bibliosue
Friday, August 31st: Books in the City