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The Resource A woman is no man : a novel, Etaf Rum

A woman is no man : a novel, Etaf Rum

Label
A woman is no man : a novel
Title
A woman is no man
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Etaf Rum
Creator
Author
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
Member of
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10760044
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rum, Etaf
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.U564
LC item number
W66 2019
Literary form
novels
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
Label
A woman is no man : a novel, Etaf Rum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780062699763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1088407854
  • (OCoLC)1088407854
Label
A woman is no man : a novel, Etaf Rum
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780062699763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1088407854
  • (OCoLC)1088407854

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