Main Point Books Fiction Book Group: “Homeland Elegies” by Ayad Akhtar
August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Join us on 3rd Tuesdays at 1 pm for our monthly fiction book group – we’re still meeting online for now. Our August selection is “Homeland Elegies” by Ayad Akhtar.
This “beautiful novel . . . has echoes of The Great Gatsby“ : an immigrant father and his son search for belonging— in post-Trump America, and with each other (Dwight Garner, New York Times).
One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year
One of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2020
A Best Book of 2020 * Entertainment Weekly * Washington Post * O Magazine * New York Times Book Review * Publishers Weekly * NPR * The Economist * Shelf Awareness * Library Journal * St. Louis Post-Dispatch * Slate
Finalist for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home.