While much of the critical discussion about the emerging genre of 9/11 fiction has centred on the trauma of 9/11 and on novels by EuroAmerican writers, this book draws attention to the diversity of what might be meant by "post" -9/11 by exploring the themes of uncanny terror through a close reading of four "post" -9/11 South Asian diasporic fictions.
PEI-CHEN LIAO is Assistant Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Her research interests include contemporary British fiction, South Asian diasporic fiction, post-9/11 fiction, postcolonialism and globalization studies. She is currently working on a project regarding contemporary South Asian diasporic 'return home' novels.
Acknowledgements Introduction The Uncanny Violence of Strangers: Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown Crossing the Borders of the Body Politic After 9/11: The Virus Metaphor and Autoimmunity in Hari Kunzru's Transmission Home-land Insecurity: Unhomely Homes in Monica Ali's Brick Lane The Post-9/11 "Return Home" Novel: Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index