About this book
Paperback edition of Waldman's thought provoking novel about a competition to design a memorial for 9/11 in New York. The entries are anonymous, so controversy is caused when the winner turns out to be a muslim. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. '...a searching, cerebral novel with the pitch and pace of a thriller... Acute and exhilarating.' "Daily Mail"
A jury gathers in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a terrorist attack. Their fraught deliberations complete, the jurors open the envelope containing the winner's name - and discover he is an American Muslim. Instantly they are cast into roiling debate about the claims of grief, the ambiguities of art, and the meaning of Islam.