A Novel, 2003, 374 pages
"This oracular first novel, which unfurls like gossamer [has] characters of a depth seldom found in a debut."
—The New Yorker
"Each page is a delight. Abu-Jaber's chapters burst with energy and a fine-tuned appreciation of family connections, filled with memorable images, intimate portraits of amazing characters…a rare and wonderful gift."
"Diana Abu-Jaber's inspired, often stunning debut…is a lot like jazz: full of passion and feeling, replete with dynamic and rhythmic language that sparkles with color and invention."
—Zan Stewart, Los Angeles Times
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