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Painted Hands

“…reminiscent of Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake…a substantial and provocative work of fiction.”

New York Journal of Books

“…dismantles the myths and stereotypes about what it means to be Muslim... [and] celebrates the redemptive, transcendent power of love and friendship.” 

Anjali Banerjee, author of Enchanting Lily




Zainab Mir is a beautiful, sharp-tongued campaign strategist with a penchant for stirring up controversy. Her best friend, Amra Abbas, is a seemingly-unflappable attorney on a grueling partnership track. Can these ambitious Muslim women juggle two cultures, high-powered careers, and unexpected men—including a right-wing talk radio host—to have it all?


“A positive portrait of modern Muslim women…written with affection and detail.”
Roopa Farooki, Orange Prize finalist and author of The Flying Man (Read More)


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