May 21, 2010 2:54 PM

Times Square bomber: Pakistani novels shed light on why

Americans who are searching for an explanation for the attempted bombing of New York's Times Square this month should pick up two recent and critically acclaimed novels by Pakistani authors, which tell how the events that followed 9/11 made Pakistani New Yorkers feel alienated and angry. The heroes of the books were integrated, happy immigrants who found that New York and the U.S. turned ugly after 9/11, which led to their inner journeys away from the America they'd come to love.

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