Radiant Fugitives


In Nawaaz Ahmed’s stunning, complex and enveloping debut novel, Radiant Fugitives, the author underscores the path of three generations of a Muslim Indian family with an emotional examination of politics, culture, race, prejudice, sexuality and religion. Ahmed sets his book—which is narrated by the newborn child of a gay Muslim Indian woman and a Black father—in San Francisco during the presidential campaign and first year in office of President Obama. Ahmed’s prose is as captivating as the insightful plot the book provides.