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The Invisible Hand

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Ayad Akhtar

Published by Methuen

4 Male 0 Female

"We are prisoners of a corrupt country of our own making"

American banker Nick Bright knows that his freedom comes at a price

Confined to a cell within the depths of rural Pakistan, every second counts

So who will decide his fate?

His captors?

Or the whims of the market?

Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright Ayad Akhtar has written an intense, fast-moving political thriller, which lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance

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"The Invisible Hand has layers of delicious irony" ~ Guardian

"Mr. Akhtar's play . . . makes a forceful point about the seemingly ineradicable terrorism roiling the Middle East. Inspired though it may be by religious ideology, it is necessarily fueled, like most other movements that drive cultural change, by the brute power of money" ~ New York Times

"Somebody give this playwright a Pulitzer. Oh, right - Ayad Akhtar already has one, for a previous play, Disgraced . . . Although this new work continues the scribe's interest in the clashing ideologies of Americans and Muslims, The Invisible Hand is far more politically provocative" ~ Variety

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