A woman is no man : a novel
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New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019].
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First edition.
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337 pages ; 24 cm
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Main Level - Fiction  1 available
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9780062699763, 0062699768

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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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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. -- Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Rum, E. (2019). A woman is no man: a novel (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rum, Etaf. 2019. A Woman Is No Man: A Novel. New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rum, Etaf. A Woman Is No Man: A Novel New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.

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Rum, Etaf. A Woman Is No Man: A Novel First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.

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