Books written by Ayad Akhtar

American Dervish

Back Bay Books | September 4, 2012 | 384 pages
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... More Info

American Dervish

Little Brown & Company | January 9, 2012 | 368 pages
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. 75,000 first printing.  More Info