Author(s): Rosie Dastgir
Harris Anwar is a British Pakistani who longs to do well by those closest to him. Yet his Muslim sense of responsibility and obligation seems increasingly incompatible with the modern British way of life they have chosen. As a consequence, his best intentions always seem to breed the worst results. And so it's no surprise that, when he comes into some money and decides to use it to help those around him, this small fortune brings a huge cost of its own.
'In this beguiling novel, culture, ideology, and even spiritual beliefs are trumped by the universal pull of family' Oprah's Book Club. 'Vibrant, at times comic and scary' Evening Standard.
Rosie Dastgir was born in England to a Pakistani father and an English mother. She lived in Whitechapel, East London, before moving to Brooklyn, New York, in 2005. A Small Fortune is her first novel.