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The Bad Muslim Discount

The Bad Muslim Discount

A Novel

Book - 2021 | First edition
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"Following two families from Pakistan and Iraq in the 90s through to San Francisco in 2016, a comic novel about being Muslim immigrants in modern America"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2021]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2021
ISBN: 9780385545259 (hardcover)
0385545258 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: FIC MASOOD
Characteristics: 357 pages ; 25 cm


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Feb 02, 2021

This is far more than a story about a young man who continually disappoints his parents. It is about how finding your way in a closely knit community when your views differ. It’s a book to make the reader think about religious expectations and the immigrant community. Anvar came with his family to America as a young teen from Pakistan. Not only does he struggle with normal acculturation, but his older brother seems to be perfect in the eyes of his Muslim parents. Anvar questions everything, including the Iman at the mosque. Another thread in the book introduces the reader to Safwa, a young Muslim woman from Afghanistan, who with her father illegally immigrates to the US. Two young Muslims raised in two different family and cultural settings eventually find their lives entwined as Safwa finds she can longer live the fearful shadow life her father and fiancé have planned for her. Insightful and humorous, Masood has written a book showing that when we stereotype a religion, we are doing a disservice to the faith and to individuals. Read slowly through the last quarter of the book, there’s much reflection on the Muslim culture and how to find your own voice.


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