A woman is no man: A Novel
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • A Washington Post 10 Books to Read in March • A Marie Claire Best Women’s Fiction of 2019 • A Washington Book Review Difficult-To-Put-Down Novel • A Refinery 29 Best Books of the Month • A The Millions Most Anticipated Books of 2019 • A USA Today Best Book of the Week • A Girls Night In Book Club Pick
“Garnering justified comparisons to Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns... Etaf Rum’s debut novel is a must-read about women mustering up the bravery to follow their inner voice.” —Refinery 29
“A stunning debut novel that hooked me from page one. With the utterly compelling characters of three Arab-American women, Rum accomplishes the high-wire act of telling a story that feels both contemporary and timeless, intimate and epic. —Tara Conklin, New York Times Bestselling Author of THE LAST ROMANTICS
"Where I come from, we’ve learned to silence ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence will save us. Where I come from, we keep these stories to ourselves. To tell them to the outside world is unheard of—dangerous, the ultimate shame.”
Palestine, 1990. Seventeen-year-old Isra prefers reading books to entertaining the suitors her father has chosen for her. Over the course of a week, the naïve and dreamy girl finds herself quickly betrothed and married, and is soon living in Brooklyn. There Isra struggles to adapt to the expectations of her oppressive mother-in-law Fareeda and strange new husband Adam, a pressure that intensifies as she begins to have children—four daughters instead of the sons Fareeda tells Isra she must bear.
Brooklyn, 2008. Eighteen-year-old Deya, Isra’s oldest daughter, must meet with potential husbands at her grandmother Fareeda’s insistence, though her only desire is to go to college. Deya can’t help but wonder if her options would have been different had her parents survived the car crash that killed them when Deya was only eight. But her grandmother is firm on the matter: the only way to secure a worthy future for Deya is through marriage to the right man.
But fate has a will of its own, and soon Deya will find herself on an unexpected path that leads her to shocking truths about her family—knowledge that will force her to question everything she thought she knew about her parents, the past, and her own future.
Set in an America at once foreign to many and staggeringly close at hand, A Woman Is No Man is a story of culture and honor, secrets and betrayals, love and violence. It is an intimate glimpse into a controlling and closed cultural world, and a universal tale about family and the ways silence and shame can destroy those we have sworn to protect.
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|Grouping Author||rum etaf|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-04-19 19:25:41PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-04-19 19:27:26PM|
|collection_arlington||New Fiction, On Order|
|detailed_location_arlington||Arlington Public Library On Order, Aurora Hills New Fiction, Central New Fiction, Glencarlyn New Fiction, Plaza New Fiction, Westover New Fiction|
|display_description||Three generations of Palestinian-American women in contemporary Brooklyn are torn by individual desire, educational ambitions, a devastating tragedy, and the strict mores of traditional Arab culture.|
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|isbn||9780062699763, 9780062699787, 9780062897510|
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|subject_facet||Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Children of immigrants -- Fiction, Palestinian Americans -- Fiction, Women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction|
|title_display||A woman is no man : a novel|
|title_full||A Woman Is No Man A Novel, A woman is no man : a novel / Etaf Rum|
|title_short||A woman is no man :|