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The beauty of your face : a novel / Sahar Mustafah.

Mustafah, Sahar, (author.).


"A Palestinian American woman wrestles with faith, loss, and identity before coming face-to-face with a school shooter in this searing debut. A uniquely American story told in powerful, evocative prose, The Beauty of Your Face navigates a country growing ever more divided. Afaf Rahman, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is the principal of Nurrideen School for Girls, a Muslim school in the Chicago suburbs. One morning, a shooter -- radicalized by the online alt-right -- attacks the school. As Afaf listens to his terrifying progress, we are swept back through her memories: the bigotry she faced as a child, her mother's dreams of returning to Palestine, and the devastating disappearance of her older sister that tore her family apart. Still, there is the sweetness of the music from her father's oud, and the hope and community Afaf finally finds in Islam. The Beauty of Your Face is a profound and poignant exploration of one woman's life in a nation at odds with its ideals." -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781324003380
  • ISBN: 1324003383
  • Physical Description: 300 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2020]
Subject: School shootings > Illinois > Fiction.
Palestinian Americans > Fiction.
Muslims > United States > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
FICTION / Cultural Heritage.
Palestinian Americans.
School shootings.
United States.
Genre: Social problem fiction.
Social problem fiction.

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