9780393324228-0393324222-Arabian Jazz: A Novel

Arabian Jazz: A Novel

ISBN-13: 9780393324228
ISBN-10: 0393324222
Edition: Reissue
Author: Abu-Jaber, Diana
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Paperback 390 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780393324228
ISBN-10: 0393324222
Edition: Reissue
Author: Abu-Jaber, Diana
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Paperback 390 pages

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Acknowledged authors Abu-Jaber, Diana wrote Arabian Jazz: A Novel comprising 390 pages back in 2003. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0393324222 and 9780393324228. Since then Arabian Jazz: A Novel textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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"This oracular first novel, which unfurls like gossamer [has] characters of a depth seldom found in a debut."―The New Yorker

In Diana Abu-Jaber's "impressive, entertaining" (Chicago Tribune) first novel, a small, poor-white community in upstate New York becomes home to the transplanted Jordanian family of Matussem Ramoud: his grown daughters, Jemorah and Melvina; his sister Fatima; and her husband, Zaeed. The widower Matuseem loves American jazz, kitschy lawn ornaments, and, of course, his daughters. Fatima is obsessed with seeing her nieces married―Jemorah is nearly thirty! Supernurse Melvina is firmly committed to her work, but Jemorah is ambivalent about her identity and role. Is she Arab? Is she American? Should she marry and, if so, whom? Winner of the Oregon Book Award and finalist for the National PEN/Hemingway Award, Arabian Jazz is "a joy to read.... You will be tempted to read passages out loud. And you should" (Boston Globe). USA Today praises Abu-Jaber's "gift for dialogue...her Arab-American rings musically, and hilariously, true."
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