H.M. Naqvi Home Boy

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Meet the Metrostanis, three young Pakistani men in New York City at the turn-of-the-millennium: AC, a gangsta rap spouting academic; 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, they have the guts to claim the place as their own. But after the fall of the towers they embark on a road-trip to the hinterland in search of 'The Shaman', a Gatsbyesque compatriot who seemingly disappears into thin air - and then things begin to go horribly wrong. Suddenly, they find themselves in a changed, charged America . . .

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A genius with words . . . I haven't read anything so delicious in a long time (Mohammed Hanif)

Snappy, sharp, and gloriously big-hearted (Kamila Shamsie)

Naqvi's prose is evocative of Nabokov in its immense energy; the vitality of the language reflects the immigrant's resourcefulness (Huffington Post)

A slam-dunk for H.M. Naqvi (USA Today)

Sharp, sleek prose, a tightly wrought structure and a slam poet's instinct carry this book to the top of the heap (The Hindu)

A remarkably engaging novel that delights as it disturbs (The New York Times)

Bursts with intelligence and energy and pathos. I haven't read anything like it (Gary Shteyngart)

Naqvi's fast-paced plot, foul-mouthed erudition and pitch-perfect dialogue make for a stellar debut (Publishers Weekly)

About the Author:

H.M. Naqvi has worked in the financial services industry, run a slam venue, and taught creative writing at Boston University. He has received the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the Phelam Prize for poetry. Ensconced in Karachi, H.M. Naqvi is working on his second novel.

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