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Wendy SmithIn A Golden Age, Tahmima Anam chronicled Bangladesh's 1971 war for independence through the story of Rehana Haque, a widow drawn into the rebellion by her devotion to her teenage children. Anam's new novel shifts the focus to those children, Maya and Sohail, once again using personal struggles to illustrate broader issues. The Good Muslim is an angrier, more bitter book…but it's also more mature, evoking ambivalence and regret with a complexity that was not as evident in Anam's accomplished first novel…Sad though their story often is, it gives quiet pleasure to see a gifted young writer grappling thoughtfully with the wounds of history in this compassionate novel.
—The Washington Post