This novel starts in 2003 when a group of jurors must decide the winner of a competition to design a memorial to be built on the site of the World Trade centre. Naturally the entries are anonymous and when the selection is revealed.... the architect is one Mohammed Khan. Mo, as he is known, is born in Virginia and brought up a wholly secular American but the fact that his ethnic heritage is muslim causes immense waves of discussion, diasgreement, prejudice, argument and conflict. I will tell you no more, as you should read this book for yourself. The final section of the book takes place 20 years after the events of the opening chapter and Amy Waldman's crystal gazing, while not entirely plausible is certainly desirable. If you can get hold of a copy do read it. Today the HDHEM started the book so I am predicting a couple of days of silence as she loses herself in this very readable book and I look forward to a lively discussion afterwards.
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