All My Rage

Salahudin "Sal" Malik's mother, Misbah, is deathly sick and his dad, Toufiq, is a drunk. Sal balances attempting to save his parents' failing motel with trying to understand why an accidental touch can feel "like an attack." Best friend Noor Riaz lives with her resentful, angry uncle from whom she desperately tries to hide her plans.

Sabaa Tahir skillfully explores guilt, racism and grief in the National Book Award-winning, 2022 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winning, Indie Next List pick All My Rage. Tahir's characters are broken and filled with fury. This tangible rage is evocative and ever-present, but the characters' commitment to music, to their culture and to each other brings a much-needed levity. Tahir leaves a lasting impression. --Lana Barnes, freelance reviewer and proofreader

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