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Author: Tahmima Anam Narrator: Tanha Dil Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: July 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781797123721

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Newlyweds Asha and Cyrus build an app that replaces religious rituals and soon find themselves running one of the most popular social media platforms in the world.

Meet Asha Ray. A brilliant coder and possessor of a Pi tattoo, Asha is poised to revolutionize artificial intelligence when she is reunited with her high school crush, Cyrus Jones.

Cyrus inspires Asha to write a new algorithm. Before she knows it, she’s abandoned her PhD program, they’ve exchanged vows, and gone to work at an exclusive tech incubator called Utopia.

The platform creates a sensation, with millions of users seeking personalized rituals every day. Will Cyrus and Asha’s marriage survive the pressures of sudden fame, or will she become overshadowed by the man everyone is calling the new messiah?

In this gripping, blistering novel, award-winning author Tahmima Anam takes on faith and the future with a gimlet eye and a deft touch. Come for the radical vision of human connection, stay for the wickedly funny feminist look at startup culture and modern partnership. Can technology—with all its limits and possibilities—disrupt love?

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  • “A brilliant and trenchant portrait.”

    - The Observer (London)
  • “Explores an essential question for couples: Can you be both romantic partners and business partners? Newlyweds Asha and Cyrus are about to find out.”

    - Marie Claire
  • “Spectacular…a powerful statement on the consequences of public achievement on private happiness.” 

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “A clever, funny anti-romance novel set in the world of platforms, launches, engagements, and turmeric lattes.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “Offers readers a glimpse of the challenges of creating and running a startup and brings the issue of gender equality in work and relationships to the forefront…A good selection for book groups.”

    - Library Journal
  • “Deftly uses humor to explore both start-up culture and the institution of marriage in an utterly charming and genuinely thoughtful way.”

    - Rumaan Alam, New York Times bestselling author

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About the Author

Tahmima Anam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and grew up in Paris, Bangkok, and New York. She holds a PhD in social anthropology from Harvard University. Her writing has been published in Granta, the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Financial Times. Her first novel, A Golden Age, was the winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book, shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award, and nominated for the Costa First Novel Prize. Her book, The Good Muslim, was nominated for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize. She lives in London and Dhaka.