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The Invisible Hand by [Ayad Akhtar]

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The Invisible Hand Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

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"With
The Invisible Hand, Ayad Akhtar solidifies the reputation he forged with Disgraced as a first-rate writer of fierce, well-crafted dramas that employ topicality but are not limited by it.... The prime theme is pulsing and alive: when human lives become just one more commodity to be traded, blood eventually flows in the streets."--Brendan Lemon, Financial Times

"Raises probing questions about the roots of the Islamic terrorism that has rattled the world for the last decade and more."--Charles Isherwood,
New York Times

"A hand-wringing, throat-clenching thriller.... [that] grabs you and won't let go."--Jesse Green,
New York Magazine

"Confirms the Pakistani-American playwright as one of the theater's most original, exciting new voices.... In this tight, plot-driven thriller, Ahktar again turns hypersensitive subjects into thought-provoking and thoughtful drama. But here he also brings a grasp of money-big money-not to mention the market's unsettling connections to international politics."--Linda Winer,
Newsday

"Politically provocative.... A scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of human greed."--Marilyn Stasio,
Variety

"[A] tragically contemporary thriller.... There has been precious little activity on this front since Jerry Sterner's
Other People's Money and Caryl Churchill's Serious Money.... Mr. Akhtar makes up for this oversight with a vengeance."--Harry Haun, New York Observer

"[A] tense, provocative thriller about the unholy nexus of international terrorism and big bucks.... Akhtar...expertly decodes that vivid expression, 'blood money.'....
The Invisible Hand jolts along like a well-made caper flick.... But the taut plot is also a great setup for a fierce psychological match, and a useful colloquy on the American dollar as a force for good and evil.... [A] very telling, compelling play."--Misha Berson, Seattle Times

"Whip-smart and twisty.... Akhtar offers a hostage tale that balances violence, humor and geopolitical critique, never losing its edge or letting us complacently root for one side."--David Cote,
Time Out New York

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About the Author

Ayad Akhtar is a screenwriter, playwright, actor, and novelist. He is the author of a novel, American Dervish, and was nominated for a 2006 Independent Spirit Award for best screenplay for the film The War Within. His plays include Disgraced, produced at New York's Lincoln Center Theater in 2012 and on Broadway in 2014 and recipient of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and The Who & The What, produced at Lincoln Center Theater in 2014. He lives in New York City. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00XIDJC32
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Back Bay Books (Aug. 25 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1391 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 121 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

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Reviewed in Canada on February 17, 2018

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Victoria
2.0 out of 5 stars I would have liked a much much more detailed critique of the things ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 18, 2016
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Harley
5.0 out of 5 stars The hand may be invisible, but this writer's heart and mind are on unforgettable display.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 20, 2017
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Alan L. Chase
5.0 out of 5 stars Another success for Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar
Reviewed in the United States on March 17, 2016
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Vinny
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Contemporary Drama Script
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2016
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Brian M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2021
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