ISBN 9788172239862,Home Boy

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ISBN 9788172239862
Publisher

Harper Collins Publishers India

Publication Year 2010
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788172239862

ISBN-10 8172239866
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 228 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

They are renaissance men. They are boulevardiers. They are three young Pakistani men in New York City at the turn-of-the-millennium: AC, a gangsta rap-spouting academic; Jimbo, a hulking Pushtun deejay from the streets of Jersey City; and Chuck, a wide-eyed, off-the-boat kid, searching for himself and the American Dream. In a city where origins matter less than the talent for self-invention, three Metrostanis have the guts to claim the place as their own. But when they embark on a road trip to the hinterland weeks after 9/11 in search of the Shaman, a Gatsbyesque compatriot who seemingly disappears into thin air, things go horribly wrong. Suddenly, they find themselves in a changed, charged America. Rollicking, bittersweet and sharply observed, Home Boy is at once an immigrant's tale, a mystery, a story of love and loss as well as a unique meditation on Americana and notions of collective identity. It announces the debut of an original, electrifying voice in contemporary fiction. About The Author H.M. Naqvi was born in 1974. A graduate of Georgetown and the creative writing program at Boston University, he has worked in finance, run a spoken word venue, and taught creative writing at B.U. He has received a Lannan fellowship, a Phelam Prize, and has read verse on NPR and BBC, and at Lollapalooza. Presently, he resides in Krachi.

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