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Home Boy by H.M. Naqvi
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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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
May 31st, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
India
Imprint
HarperCollins India
Pages
228
Dimensions
129x198x15
ISBN-13
9788172239862
Product ID
28048366

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