Clement: Aatif Rashid

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

This event will be held at our Clement St. store. 

 




Aatif Rashid joins us to discuss his new novel, Portrait of Sebastian Khan.
 


Praise for Portrait of Sebastian Khan
 


"Witty and dissolute." --Foreword Reviews
 

"A smart, thoughtfully constructed, and propulsive coming-of-age novel." --J. Ryan Stradal, author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest

 

About Portrait of Sebastian Khan

 

Sebastian Khan is 380 days away from the end of college. An art history major with a fondness for the Pre-Raphaelites and a dislike of long-term commitments (romantic and otherwise), Sebastian starts dating Fatima, who's determined to transition smoothly from campus life to a stable white-collar professional career. Sebastian's membership in Model United Nations, though, takes him to colleges across North America, foisting upon him all manner of temptations and testing his commitment to Fatima and his readiness for adulthood. Part satire of college life circa 2011 and part serious exploration of art's fundamental unreality, Portrait of Sebastian Khan is a humorous coming-of-age novel about a charismatic but emotionally stunted Muslim American Don Draper, who wins as many hearts as he breaks.

 

About the Author

Aatif Rashid is a writer living in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Massachusetts Review, and Metaphorosis, among other places, as well as online on Medium. He currently writes regularly for The Kenyon Review Blog about fiction writing and literature. You can follow him @aatif_rashid on Twitter and aatifrashid.com.

Portrait of Sebastian Khan Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781732868601
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: 7.13 Books - March 18th, 2019

Sebastian Khan is 380 days away from the end of college. An art history major with a fondness for the Pre-Raphaelites and a dislike of long-term commitments (romantic and otherwise), Sebastian starts dating Fatima, who's determined to transition smoothly from campus life to a stable white-collar professional career.


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