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Brooklyn Heights
by Miral al Tahawy




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Hend, an Arabic teacher and would-be writer in her late thirties emigrates to the United States from Cairo with her eight year old son after the painful break-up of her marriage and arrives in Brooklyn during the presidential elections of 2008. She dreams of change, self-fulfillment and the possibility of love. She becomes involved in the lives of other immigrant women in her community and through their shared experiences begins an odyssey of self-discovery shaped by her memories of childhood and of her coming of age during a dramatically changing political era in Egypt.

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Overview

Hend, an Arabic teacher and would-be writer in her late thirties emigrates to the United States from Cairo with her eight year old son after the painful break-up of her marriage and arrives in Brooklyn during the presidential elections of 2008. She dreams of change, self-fulfillment and the possibility of love. She becomes involved in the lives of other immigrant women in her community and through their shared experiences begins an odyssey of self-discovery shaped by her memories of childhood and of her coming of age during a dramatically changing political era in Egypt.


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  • ISBN: 9780571280032
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd
  • Imprint: Faber and Faber Fiction
  • Date: July 2012
 

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