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This is a revelatory first novel by a woman who is both an Arab and an American. Through the narratives of four cousins at the brink of maturity, Halaby immerses readers in the lives, friendships, and loves of girls struggling with national, ethnic, and sexual identities.

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This is a revelatory first novel by a woman who is both an Arab and an American. Through the narratives of four cousins at the brink of maturity, Halaby immerses readers in the lives, friendships, and loves of girls struggling with national, ethnic, and sexual identities.

Synopsis:

A brilliant and revelatory first novel by a woman who is both an Arab and an American, who speaks with both voices and understands both worlds.

About the Author

Laila Halaby was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to a Jordanian father and an American mother. She speaks four languages, won a Fulbright scholarship to study folklore in Jordan, and holds a master's degree in Arabic literature. Her first novel, West of the Jordan, won the prestigious PEN Beyond Margins Award. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her family. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807083598
Author:
Halaby, Laila
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Jordan
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Arab American families
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Bluestreak
Series Volume:
107-285
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.02x5.41x.50 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is a revelatory first novel by a woman who is both an Arab and an American. Through the narratives of four cousins at the brink of maturity, Halaby immerses readers in the lives, friendships, and loves of girls struggling with national, ethnic, and sexual identities.
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