Captivates the emotions of people during and post 9/11 tragedy
A topical and emotionally vibrant novel that crosses genre boundaries
A jury gathers in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. The jurors open the envelope containing the anonymous winner’s name – and discover he is an American Muslim. Their conflicted response is only a preamble to the country’s. The memorial’s designer is an enigmatic, ambitious architect named Mohammad Khan. His fiercest defender on the jury is its sole widow, the self-possessed and mediagenic Claire Burwell. But when the news of his selection leaks to the press, she finds herself in collision with hungry journalists, opportunistic politicians, fellow jurors, and Khan himself – as unknowable as he is gifted.
About the Author
Amy Waldman was a reporter for The New York Times for eight years. She spent three years as co-chief of the South Asia bureau after covering Harlem, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and the aftermath of 9/11. She was also a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where her stories included this look at Islam in the courts.
She has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and at the American Academy in Berlin. Her fiction has appeared in the Boston Review and the Atlantic, and was anthologized in The Best American Non-Required Reading 2010. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.
The Submission is her first novel.
Format: Audio CD
Published: 1st March 2013
Weight (kg): 0.5