A woman is no man
by
 
Rum, Etaf, author.

Title
A woman is no man

Author
Rum, Etaf, author.

ISBN
9780008341060

Personal Author
Rum, Etaf, author.

Publication Information
London : HQ, 2019.

Physical Description
337 pages ; 20 cm

Abstract
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.

Subject Term
Palestinian Americans -- Fiction.
 
Children of immigrants -- Fiction.
 
Women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
 
Arranged marriage -- Fiction.

Genre
Domestic fiction.

Geographic Term
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.

Format
Regular print


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
DundasBookF RUMDundasAdult Fiction
ParramattaBookF RUMParramattaAdult Fiction