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In the tropical paradise that is Miami, Avis and Brian Muir are still haunted by the disappearance of their ineffably beautiful daughter, Felice, who ran away when she was thirteen. Now, after five years of modeling tattoos, skateboarding, clubbing, and sleeping in a squat house or on the beach, Felice is about to turn eighteen. Her family Avis, an exquisitely talented pastry chef; Brian, a corporate real estate attorney; and her brother, Stanley, the proprietor of Freshly Grown, a trendy food market will each be forced to confront their anguish, loss, and sense of betrayal. Meanwhile, Felice must reckon with the guilty secret that drove her away, and must face her fear of losing her family and her sense of self forever.This multilayered novel about a family that comes apart at the seams and finds its way together again is totally involving and deeply satisfying, a glorious feast of a book.

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"A gripping, beautifully written portrait of a family falling apart and trying to mend itself." —Good Housekeeping

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"Abu-Jaber...employs her descriptive talents in bringing Miami to steamy, pulsing life." —Bliss Broyard, Elle

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"Abu-Jaber's sensuous descriptions of impossibly intricate desserts and her subtle observations about love and loss make this an unusually satisfying read." —Susanna Sonnenberg, More

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"Swells with life and style." —Alan Cheuse, NPR

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"A full-course meal, a rich, complex and memorable story that will leave you lingering gratefully at [Abu-Jaber's] table."--Ron Charles,

Synopsis:

“A full-course meal, a rich, complex and memorable story that will leave you lingering gratefully at [Abu-Jaber’s] table.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post

Synopsis:

At thirteen, Felice Muir ran away from home to punish herself for some horrible thing she had done--leaving a hole in the hearts of her pastry-chef mother, her real estate attorney father, and her foodie-entrepreneurial brother. After five years of scrounging for food, drugs, and shelter on Miami Beach, Felice is now turning eighteen, and she and the family she left behind must reckon with the consequences of her actions--and make life-affirming choices about what matters to them most, now and in the future.

About the Author

Diana Abu-Jaber is the award-winning author of Origin, Crescent, Arabian Jazz, and The Language of Baklava. Her writing has appeared in Good Housekeeping, Ms., Salon, Vogue, Gourmet, the New York Times, The Nation, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. She divides her time between Coral Gables, Florida, and Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393342598
Author:
Abu Jaber, Diana
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Abu-Jaber, Diana
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 384 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393342598 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A gripping, beautifully written portrait of a family falling apart and trying to mend itself." —
"Review" by , "Abu-Jaber...employs her descriptive talents in bringing Miami to steamy, pulsing life." —Bliss Broyard,
"Review" by , "Abu-Jaber's sensuous descriptions of impossibly intricate desserts and her subtle observations about love and loss make this an unusually satisfying read." —Susanna Sonnenberg,
"Review" by , "Swells with life and style." —Alan Cheuse,
"Synopsis" by , "A full-course meal, a rich, complex and memorable story that will leave you lingering gratefully at [Abu-Jaber's] table."--Ron Charles,
"Synopsis" by , “A full-course meal, a rich, complex and memorable story that will leave you lingering gratefully at [Abu-Jaber’s] table.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post
"Synopsis" by , At thirteen, Felice Muir ran away from home to punish herself for some horrible thing she had done--leaving a hole in the hearts of her pastry-chef mother, her real estate attorney father, and her foodie-entrepreneurial brother. After five years of scrounging for food, drugs, and shelter on Miami Beach, Felice is now turning eighteen, and she and the family she left behind must reckon with the consequences of her actions--and make life-affirming choices about what matters to them most, now and in the future.
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