You exist too much : a novel

You exist too much : a novel
Arafat, Zaina
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  • Published: 2020
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"On a hot day in Bethlehem, a twelve-year-old Palestinian-American girl is yelled at by a group of men outside the Church of the Nativity. She has exposed her legs in a biblical city, an act they deem forbidden, and their judgement will echo on through her adolescence. When our narrator finally admits to her mother that she is queer, her mother's response only intensifies a sense of shame: 'You exist too much,' she tells her daughter. Told in vignettes that flash between the U.S. and the Middle East--from New York to Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine--Zaina Arafat's debut novel traces her protagonist's progress from blushing teen to sought-after DJ and aspiring writer"--Dust jacket flap.

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Palestinian American girls--Fiction.


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9781948226509 (hardback)

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Arafat, Zaina,


You exist too much : a novel / Zaina Arafat.

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New York : Catapult ; [2020]

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263 pages ; 22 cm

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Palestinian American girls--Fiction.

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Lesbian fiction.

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Psychological fiction.

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