As of June 4, it was announced through Oprah Daily that #1 NYT Bestselling author Sabaa Tahir will be releasing a YA Contemporary standalone novel titled All My Rage in 2022, with an adaptation in the works.
According to the article, it states that the intergenerational novel was 15 years in the making and taking “inspiration from Tahir’s own experience growing up in her family’s 18-room motel in California’s Mojave Desert.” The main characters are described by Tahir has ” ‘best friends and, on the surface, outcasts.’ They are Muslim in a town where there are few other Muslims and are first generation immigrants.”
In addition, All My Rage is set to be adapted for television with PICTURESTART. Tahir and Amer Saleem are set to write the script.
The novel is also mentioned by Tahir as her “passion project” and novel that many authors describe as the book of their heart.
Tahir’s upcoming novel is available to add on Goodreads and for pre-order.
Lahore, Pakistan. Then.
Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, newly married to Toufiq in an arranged match. After their young life is shaken by tragedy, they come to the United States and open the Cloud’s Rest Inn Motel, hoping for a new start.
Juniper, California. Now.
Salahudin and Noor are more than best friends; they are family. Growing up as outcasts in the small desert town of Juniper, California, they understand each other the way no one else does. Until The Fight, which destroys their bond with the swift fury of a star exploding.
Now, Sal scrambles to run the family motel as his mother Misbah’s health fails and his grieving father loses himself to alcoholism. Noor, meanwhile, walks a harrowing tightrope: working at her wrathful uncle’s liquor store while hiding the fact that she’s applying to college so she can escape him—and Juniper—forever.
When Sal’s attempts to save the motel spiral out of control, he and Noor must ask themselves what friendship is worth—and what it takes to defeat the monsters in their pasts and the ones in their midst.
From one of today’s most cherished and bestselling young adult authors comes a breathtaking novel of young love, old regrets, and forgiveness—one that’s both tragic and poignant in its tender ferocity.
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir is set to be released March 1, 2022!