The Submission - Amy Waldman

What would happen if the winning designer of the 9/11 memorial was a Muslim? In this provocative, deeply resonant debut, Amy Waldman imagines the frenzy as the news spirals outward to inflame politicians, reporters, bloggers, lawyers, Muslim activists, and the victims’ families—the relatives of a firefighter, the wife of an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant who worked as a janitor in the Twin Towers. Then there’s the artist himself, the enigmatic Mohammad “Mo” Kahn, an architectural whiz-kid and the child of secular Indian immigrants from suburban Virginia. The Submission (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26) is a blistering social commentary and a vivid tapestry of post-9/11 New York, but it’s Waldman’s complex, humane characters who keep the pages turning.

The Submission: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374271565
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 16th, 2011

The Submission: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250007575
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Published: Picador - March 27th, 2012

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