Sunday, July 30, 2017


Sonora by Hannah Lillith Assadi, 196 pages.
Ahlam is the daughter of a Palestinian refugee father and an Israeli mother. She and her friend Laura grow up in the desert outside of Phoenix, and they feel that they never really fit in.
When the two grow older, and start drinking too much and hanging out with meth-heads, they feel they have to flee the state and the region. Laura has fallen in love with an artist from New York, and they end up following him there. The book has an interesting style, written as a account of Ahlam's fevered thoughts and dreams. It's a first novel by an author who is also the daughter of a Jewish mother and a Palestinian father. An interesting read.

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