The Loophole

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$17.99  $16.73
Bloomsbury YA
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5.51 X 8.35 X 1.26 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Naz Kutub is a half-Indian, half-Malay immigrant from Singapore. His debut novel, The Loophole, was inspired by his personal experiences growing up as a gay Muslim, and as someone raised on a calorie-dense diet of Eastern lore.; @nazkutub


"Every once in a while you come upon a book filled with so much voice it has its own pulse. The Loophole is not only laughing-until-I-cry hilarious, but full of heart. A brave debut that is sure to grant all your bookish wishes." --Dante Medema, author of THE TRUTH PROJECT

"The Loophole is a celebration of queer Muslim identity, and a one-of-a-kind story about finding love, family, and--most importantly--yourself." --Adiba Jaigirdar, author of THE HENNA WARS and HANI AND ISHU'S GUIDE TO FAKE DATING

"The Loophole is a globetrotting, madcap adventure, filled with magic and plenty of heart. I laughed, I cried, and I had my heart broken, only for Naz Kutub to lovingly mend it back together with a queer story of acceptance and self-discovery." --Erik J. Brown, author of ALL THAT'S LEFT IN THE WORLD

"The Loophole took me on a magical journey that I didn't want to end. A perfect balance of heart and hilarity, Naz Kutub's debut had me rooting for Sy by the end of page one. What an absolute delight of a book." --Robbie Couch, author of THE SKY BLUES and BLAINE FOR THE WIN

"Kutub writes with humor and heart, which makes this darling debut accessible to many readers. . . . This delightful read will offer readers an ending that feels like a warm hug." - Booklist

"Romance buffs will appreciate this not-quite-wish-fulfilling story that explores love from a variety of perspectives with a keen eye for tenderness." --BCCB

"Kutub's highly stylized prose . . . and Sy's energetic deep dive into his heritage present an upbeat, wish-fulfillment tale." --Publishers Weekly

"It succeeds in covering a gamut of themes, including what it's like being brown-skinned and facing Islamophobia, experiencing heady first love, and exploring one's identity. . . . An intense read that's packed with adventure, humor, and lots of soul." --Kirkus Reviews