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The Resource A woman is no man : a novel, Etaf Rum, (sound recording)

A woman is no man : a novel, Etaf Rum, (sound recording)

Label
A woman is no man : a novel
Title
A woman is no man
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Etaf Rum
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10780774
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rum, Etaf
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3618.U564
LC item number
W66 2019ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Performed by Ariana Delawari, Susan Nezami and Dahlia Salem
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Delawari, Ariana
  • Salem, Dahlia
  • Nezami, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Palestinian Americans
  • Children of immigrants
  • Arranged marriage
  • Family secrets
  • Women
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A woman is no man : a novel, Etaf Rum, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (10 1/4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062897541
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780062897541
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • ZPcstc
  • ZEcstc
System control number
  • on1085678411
  • (OCoLC)1085678411
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A woman is no man : a novel, Etaf Rum, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (10 1/4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062897541
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780062897541
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • ZPcstc
  • ZEcstc
System control number
  • on1085678411
  • (OCoLC)1085678411
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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