"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