A trio of Pakistani youths in and out of Manhattan before and after 9/11. A fast-paced, refreshingly original debut on the pleasures, perils, and shifting boundaries of cosmopolitanism.
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December 5: "It's common these days for memoirs of childhood to concentrate on some dark secret within the author's ostensibly happy family.... Memoir in America is an atrocity arms race."
Novelist Wiley Cash uncovers the notebook of his seventh-grade self: "Halloween Hallow," Die Hard, and an apprentice writer's first work of suspense.
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