Normal Calm

Normal Calm

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Amina is an Arab American woman attending one of the best universities in the US. During the spring of her junior year, Amina is raped by one of her friends, making her essentially unmarriageable in the eyes of her parents and, possibly, the entire Arab community. When her mother experiences a nervous breakdown, Amina fears that she is to blame for her mother's condition. Eventually she falls in love with Sherif, but his reaction to her rape proves him to be unworthy. Deciding to forgo love, Amina focuses on her career. When her best friend introduces her to Mazin, however, she sees in him only good qualities. He is successful, kind, generous...but she feels no love for him. When Mazin asks for her hand in marriage, Amina struggles with the idea of settling for a man she does not love. Knowing that he, too, may abandon her when he learns of her rape is another burden she continues to bear.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 17mm | 322g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0990387631
  • 9780990387633

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67 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 39% (26)
4 34% (23)
3 13% (9)
2 7% (5)
1 6% (4)
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