Fiction. Asian American Studies. Jewish Studies. Told with humor and melancholy, TO BE WITH HER is a gripping tale of quest for self-evaluation by a young man from Pakistan. Of Muslim background, the narrator deals with his attachment to his culture and people, and commitment to his first love, while he gives the reader a charming love story between him and his Jewish girlfriend in Chicago in the 60s as the Vietnam War and Civil Rights Movement change everyone.
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Born in India, raised in Pakistan, and educated in the US, Haider lives in Chicago and is the senior editor at Chicago Quarterly Review. He is the author of LIFE OF GANESH (Weavers Press, 2019) and TO BE WITH HER (Weavers Press, 2010). Author City: EVANSTON, IL USA