This Way Out

Brilliance Audio. Jul. 2022. 11:19 hrs. ISBN 9781713650966. $24.99. F
Ahmed’s debut—a modern love story between two cultures, two faiths, and two men—packs a punch. Amar has met the person he’s going to marry and cannot wait to tell his family. The only problem is that he comes from a strict Muslim Bangladeshi family, and the love of his life is white man. Already reeling from the death of their beloved mother, Amar’s family is shaken when he comes out as gay. Amar begins to question everything, including his relationship with Joshua. Can Amar reconcile his faith, family, culture, and sexual orientation? Narrator Rohan Rahkit adds depth to Amar’s soul-searching as he tries to please his family and stay true to his faith and himself. Will resonate with anyone seeking to reconcile the intersections in their own lives.
VERDICT Romance is central, but Ahmed’s novel will also appeal to those interested in family conflict. The cross-appeal makes this a must for any audiobook collection.
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