A Thinking-Person’s Novel for 9/11

7 Sep

What if the winner of the competition to design the Ground Zero Memorial was a Muslim architect named Mohammad?

In her debut novel The Submission, Amy Waldman plunges us into this scenario. It’s a terrifically realistic depiction of post- 9/11 New York, complete with bigotry, mistrust, fear and allegiance. Smart and multi-layered (art! journalism! group think! politics!), it might call your own morality into question.

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