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Publisher Description

It is August 1990. Saddam Hussein has just invaded Kuwait, and Jasira's mother has bought her daughter a one-way ticket to Texas to live with her strict Lebanese father. Living in a neat model home in Charming Gates, just outside of Houston, Jasira struggles with her father's rigid lifestyle and the racism of her classmates, who call her "towelhead." For the first time, the painful truth hits her: she's an Arab. Her aching loneliness and growing frustration with her parents' conflicting rules drive her to rebel in very dangerous ways. Most disturbingly, she becomes sexually obsessed with the bigoted army reservist next door, who alternately cares for, excites, and exploits her.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2006
April 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
956.4
KB

Customer Reviews

molliek24 ,

great book

loved it

miafan17 ,

Towelhead

Not even sure why I’m giving 2 stars. Horrible and creepy. I wanted to be on her side because her parents were so pathetic. But the story became too disturbing. I did not finish the book. Sorry I wasted my money and time.

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