The submission: a novel

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Claire Harwell hasn't settled into grief; events haven't let her. Cool, eloquent, raising two fatherless children, Claire has emerged as the most visible of the widows who became a potent political force in the aftermath of the catastrophe. She longs for her husband, but she has found her mission: she sits on a jury charged with selecting a fitting memorial for the victims of the attack. Of the thousands of anonymous submissions that she and her fellow jurors examine, one transfixes Claire: a garden on whose walls the names of the dead are inscribed. But when the winning envelope is opened, they find the designer is Mohammad Khan-Mo-an enigmatic Muslim-American who, it seems, feels no need to represent anyone's beliefs except his own. When the design and its creator are leaked, a media firestorm erupts, and Claire finds herself trying to balance principles against emotions amid escalating tensions about the place of Islam in America. A remarkably bold and ambitious debut, The Submission is peopled with journalists, activists, mourners, and bureaucrats who struggle for advantage and fight for their ideals. In this deeply humane novel, the breadth of Amy Waldman's cast of characters is matched by her startling ability to conjure individual lives from their own points of view. A striking portrait of a city-and a country-fractured by old hatreds and new struggles, The Submission is a major novel by an important new talent.
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subject_facet Architects -- Fiction, Audiobooks, FICTION / Political, Large type books, Memorials -- Design and construction -- Fiction, Memorials -- Designs and plans -- Fiction, Muslims -- United States -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Social aspects -- Fiction
title_display The submission
title_full The submission [electronic resource] / Amy Waldman, The submission [sound recording] : a novel / Amy Waldman, The submission [text (large print)] / by Amy Waldman
title_short The submission
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Architects, Design and construction, Large type books, Memorials, Muslims, September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, Social aspects