The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Ecken des Covers bestoßen. Unterstreichungen mit Bleistift auf den Seiten 197/198 (Text 'What is an American?')
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This novel was written in the wake of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 by a British-Pakistani writer, who himself studied at Princeton University and worked for a firm that evaluates the financial health of companies.
With obvious autobiographic elements and a purposely bombastic style couched in irony, Moshin Hamid eyes the reaction of the American government to 9-11 with misgiving, critically examines American values, and questions the validity of the American Dream.
Embedded in a frame story, this provocative novel will surely lead to many discussions about whether America still is, or ever was, "a city upon the hill" that the world can look up to.
Several further texts are added about the historical, political and social background to this story and the two countries envolved: Pakistan and the USA.