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  • I Will Greet the Sun Again, Khashayar J. Khabushani
    Hogarth, 9780593243305, August 1, 2023 (Fiction)

    “I am absolutely awestruck by this debut. A tale of sexual and cultural awakening that unfolds in slow time, with a beauty and easy lilt that instill a sense of great peace. Khabushani paints a compassionate portrait of youth with an immediacy and generosity that make this book universal.”

    —Wesley Minter, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA

    “Subtle and heart-wrenching, I Will Greet the Sun Again is a perfect peek into a complicated brotherhood. K is such a tender main character, and it is so easy to be pulled into his world and connect to him.”

    —Mallory Melton, BookPeople, Austin, TX

    I Will Greet the Sun Again is a beautiful portrait heaped with layers. A queer coming-of-age story about a boy learning to honor and love himself; an immigrant family whose bonds of duty and kinship are tested; and a gorgeous yet heartbreaking depiction of identity in an unwelcoming America. Khabushani’s prose truly captures an authentic and stunning range of intimacy that will make you feel protective of these characters and their lives.”

    —Thu Doan, East Bay Booksellers, Oakland, CA

     

    “A beautiful queer coming of age story within an immigrant story, I Will Greet the Sun Again is brutal yet tender, expansive yet intimate, and heartbreaking yet hopeful. Prepare for your heart to fully embrace K.”

    —Alana Haley, Schuler’s Books, Grand Rapids, MI

     

    I Will Greet the Sun Again is a beautifully written debut novel that explores themes of identity, belonging, and acceptance. The son of Iranian immigrants living in California, K is trying to navigate his identity as a queer teenager and meet his parents’ expectations, while living as an immigrant in post-9/11 America. Powerful, poetic, and deeply personal, this is a must-read novel for readers who appreciate the power of identity and a story that will stay with them long after the last page.”

    —Beth Seufer Buss, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC

     

    I Will Greet the Sun Again is a beautifully tender coming of age novel that captured my heart from the first sentence. The prose evokes that vibrant yet dreamy quality of childhood memories. K is a thoughtful and memorable narrator as he navigates being a queer and Muslim son of Iranian immigrants in America. An absolutely stunning debut!”

    —Christine Bollow, Loyalty Bookstores, Washington, DC

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