Home Boy, by NAQVI, H. M.
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- ISBN: 9780307409102 | 0307409104
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 8/25/2009
Shehzad, aka Chuck, is young, impressionable, and making his way in the world. When he arrives in New York from Pakistan in the late 1990s, the city strikes him as cold and unfamiliar, but things start coming together: Chuck secures a coveted Wall Street job and begins moving with glitterati scenesters. Just as he's beginning to feel like a bona fide New Yorker, however, the good life unravels: He is fired, but undaunted, resorts to working as a cabbie when tragedy strikes. In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Chuck and his pals, AC and Jimbo, find themselves suspected of terrorist activities, accused, and incarcerated. Beautifully written, sharply observed, and very funny,Home Boyis a heartbreaking story of a young immigrant's romance with America.