Ayad Akhtar is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Disgraced, and the president of PEN America. It is no surprise, then, that his most recent novel is an exploration of form. Homeland Elegies is part family drama, part social essay, and part picaresque novel, blending fact and fiction to tell a deeply personal story about identity and belonging in America. This intimate setting gives you the chance to be in conversation with Ayad Akhtar about his uniquely stunning book that chronicles a nation coming apart at the seams. Limited to 30 tickets, our Salon series goes beyond the page and offers you the opportunity to be in the virtual room for a one-of-a-kind in-depth discussion.
One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year
"A beautiful novel about an American son and his immigrant father that has echoes of The Great Gatsby and that circles, with pointed intellect, the possibilities and limitations of American life...." —Dwight Garner, The New York Times
Homeland Elegies is available in paperback on May 25. Pick up a copy from your local indie or from Bookshop.com!
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Expected Run Time is 60 minutes