Sep 082012
 

SEPTEMBER 8th to SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2012

AMERICAN DERVISH
by AYAD AKHTAR

SYNOPSIS:
-Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes.
-Mina is Hayat’s mother’s oldest friend from Pakistan. She is independent, beautiful and intelligent, and arrives on the Shah’s doorstep when her disastrous marriage in Pakistan disintegrates. Even Hayat’s skeptical father can’t deny the liveliness and happiness that accompanies Mina into their home. Her deep spirituality brings the family’s Muslim faith to life in a way that resonates with Hayat as nothing has before. Studying the Quran by Mina’s side and basking in the glow of her attention, he feels an entirely new purpose mingled with a growing infatuation for his teacher.
-When Mina meets and begins dating a man, Hayat is confused by his feelings of betrayal. His growing passions, both spiritual and romantic, force him to question all that he has come to believe is true. Just as Mina finds happiness, Hayat is compelled to act — with devastating consequences for all those he loves most.
-American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life. Ayad Akhtar was raised in the Midwest himself, and through Hayat Shah he shows readers vividly the powerful forces at work on young men and women growing up Muslim in America. This is an intimate, personal first novel that will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.
THANKS TO ANNA, AND THE EXTREMELY
NICE FOLKS AT THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
I HAVE THREE ( 3 ) TPB COPIES AND
ONE (1) AUDIO VERSION OF THIS
BOOK TO GIVE AWAY.
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO WIN.
*USE THE RAFFLECOPTER FORM BELOW
IN ORDER TO BE INCLUDED IN THE GIVEAWAY
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SO THAT I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN
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YOU PREFER.  IF EITHER ONE, PLEASE NOTE THAT?*
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AND READ THIS BOOK.
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*GIVEAWAY ENDS SEPTEMBER 22nd AT 6PM EST*

WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY RAFFLECOPTER AND NOTIFIED
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OR ANOTHER NAME WILL BE CHOSEN

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  25 Responses to “GIVEAWAY ENTRY PAGE “AMERICAN DERVISH” by Ayad Akhtar ENDED

  1. I prefer the TBP version. This is a good book.

  2. I would like the paperback version please. thanks for this giveaway.

  3. Thanks for offering this giveaway and the chance to win. If I won, I would like either format

  4. I prefer paperback

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  5. I would love the audiobook version if I win.

  6. I’d prefer the paperback, thanks

  7. either one is fine.

  8. I prefer paperback

  9. I don’t have a preference – I would love to win either!

  10. I prefer audiobook, but would be happy to receive either one! Thanks.

  11. I would love the paperback version. Sounds like a great book.

  12. I’d prefer the paperback version. And if you gave me the audio version I will donate to my local library.

  13. either one

  14. Either version is fine

  15. You have suchwonderful giveaways, Cheryl! American Dervish has been on my primary tbr list for months.

    I’d love to win either a TPB copy or an the audio.

    Thank you!
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  16. Would like either one!

  17. paperback please

  18. I would prefer paperback.

  19. either

  20. Hi. Sounds interesting. I prefer the audio version, if possible.

  21. Either would be fine with me!

  22. Paperback please!

  23. i prefer the audio version

  24. I’d love to win the audio version. Thank you!

  25. I prefer the paperback please

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