shop by

The Black Album / My Son the Fanatic : A Novel and a Short Story (Paperback)

Author: Kureishi, Hanif

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Now available together for the first time, two of the best works?a novel and a short story?from Ooscar-nominated screenwriter Hanif Kureishi, one of the most original, celebrated, and prophetic voices in British fiction and film. First capturing the attention of audiences and critics in the 1980s with award-winning works such as The Buddha of Suburbia, and My Beautiful Laundrette, and recently described by The New York Times Magazine as ?a kind of postcolonial Philip Roth,? Hanif Kureishi remains one of the most compelling artists of our time. These stunningly prescient earlier works of Kureishi?s are more timely and relevant than ever, and they?re now reissued in one volume.

The Black Album, Kureishi?s second novel, is an exhilarating multicultural coming-of-age tale featuring Shalid, a sex, drugs, and rock ?n? roll-loving Pakistani student torn between a love affair with a gorgeous free-spirited college professor and his desire to please his conservative Muslim community. In the story ?My Son the Fanatic,? which is also an award-winning film, Kureishi reveals the shifting values between a father and son?two generations of immigrants struggling between assimilation and separatist fundamentalism. Praised as an author who ?fully entertains while addressing wickedly complex social issues? (San Francisco Chronicle), Kureishi infuses these deft and vivid stories with his love of non-conformity and his understanding of the ties that bind us to family and culture.


Publisher Scribner
Mfg Part# 9781439131091
SKU 210694445
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1439131090
Release Date 8/5/2009
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0309
Publisher Scribner Book Company
$21.50 + free shipping
Rakuten Super Points Earn 22 ($0.22) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Get this item for
(price with shipping)
(redeem points)
Format: Paperback
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details