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Evil eye : a novel / Etaf Rum.

Rum, Etaf, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780062987907
  • ISBN: 0062987909
  • Physical Description: 340 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers [2023]

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Raised in a conservative and emotionally volatile Palestinian family in Brooklyn, Yara thought she would finally feel free when she married a charming entrepreneur who took her to the suburbs. She's gotten to follow her dreams, completing an undergraduate degree in Art and landing a good job at the local college. As a traditional wife, she also raises their two school-aged daughters, takes care of the house, and has dinner ready when her husband gets home. With her family balanced with her professional ambitions, Yara knows that her life is infinitely more rewarding than her own mother's. So why doesn't it feel like enough? After her dream of chaperoning a student trip to Europe evaporates and she responds to a colleague's racist provocation, Yara is put on probation at work and must attend mandatory counseling to keep her position. Her mother blames a family curse for the trouble she's facing, and while Yara doesn't really believe in old superstitions, she still finds herself growing increasingly uneasy with her mother's warning and the possibility of falling victim to the same mistakes. Shaken to the core by these indictments of her life, Yara finds her carefully constructed world beginning to implode. To save herself, Yara must reckon with the reality that the difficulties of the childhood she thought she left behind have very real, and damaging, implications not just on her own future but that of her daughters.
Subject: Palestinian Americans > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Racism > Fiction.
Palestinian American women > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Generational trauma > Fiction.
Racism in the workplace > United States > Fiction.
Businesspeople > Fiction.
Immigrant families > Fiction.
Psychic trauma > Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Social problem fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terryville Public Library.


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