Native Believer
Native Believer
A Novel
Ali Eteraz



Ali Eteraz's much-anticipated debut novel is the story of M., a supportive husband, adventureless dandy, lapsed believer, and second-generation immigrant who wants nothing more than to host parties and bring children into the world as full-fledged Americans. As M.'s life gradually fragments around him--a wife with a chronic illness; a best friend stricken with grief; a boss jeopardizing a respectable career--M. spins out into the pulsating underbelly of Philadelphia, where he encounters others grappling with fallout from the War on Terror. Among the pornographers and converts to Islam, punks and wrestlers, M. confronts his existential degradation and the life of a second-class citizen.

Darkly comic, provocative, and insightful, Native Believer is a startling vision of the contemporary American experience and the human capacity to shape identity and belonging at all costs.

Title Native Believer
Subtitle A Novel
Author Ali Eteraz
Publisher Akashic Books
Title First Published 03 May 2016
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 320 p.
ISBN-10 1617754366
ISBN-13 9781617754364
Publication Date 03 May 2016
Main content page count 320
Weight 16 oz.