"A masterpiece, This is a major literary contribution that further cements Abulhawa’s status as one of the most important writers of our generation..."

Marc Lamont Hill

Award-Winning Author of Nobody

"The detailed explorations of a woman's pain and desperate measures make this lush story stand out."

Publishers Weekly

"A thrilling defiant novel. Abulhawa's latest novel reads as a riot act against oppression, misogyny, and shame."

Fatima Bhutto

author of The Runaways

"A fearless work of imagination and documentary."

Ahdaf Soueif

author of In The Eye Of The Sun

"Susan Abulhawa possesses the heart of a warrior; she looks into the darkest crevices of lives, conflicts, horrendous injustices, and dares to shine light that can illuminate hidden worlds for us, who are too often oblivious. A major writer of our time, to read Abulhawa is to begin to understand not simply the misinformation we have received for decades about what has gone on in Palestine and the Middle East, but to come to terms with our own resistance to feeling the terror of our own fear of Truth."

Alice Walker

Pulitzer Prize author of The Color Purple