The Bad Muslim Discount
DUE NOVEMBER 17, 2020: The Bad Muslim Discount brings together in California the lives of two very different immigrants. Anvar, as an adolescent, migrated with his family from Pakistan as Islamic fundamentalism began to take hold there. Several years later, post-9/11, Safwa and her father take a much more difficult path from war-torn Baghdad, Iraq, entering the U.S. as undocumented immigrants. Both characters struggle within and against their religion, and with family members’ expectations and demands. As their stories unfold and entwine, the situation becomes volatile and frightening, and the mounting tension kept me turning the pages long into the night. Recommended by Nancy.
Following two families from Pakistan and Iraq in the 1990s to San Francisco in 2016, The Bad Muslim Discount is an inclusive, comic novel about Muslims immigrants finding their way in modern America. For fans of Hanif Kureshi, Mira Jacob, and Mohammed Hanif.