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Jasira tells her story with candor and glimmers of dark, unexpected humor--as when she describes her mother's boyfriend Barry's assistance in her personal grooming: "A week later, Barry broke down and told her the truth. That he had shaved me himself. That he had been shaving me for weeks. That he couldn't seem to stop shaving me." The freshness of her narrative voice sets Towelhead apart from the sentimental or purely harsh treatment of similar subject matter elsewhere, and makes the novel a promising follow-up to Erian¹s well-regarded short story collection, The Brutal Language of Love. --Regina Marler --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book was very comical and full of life lessons. I learned a lot of things about Middle Eastern traditions, for one, and the meaning of love.Published 1 month ago by Joy Felton
This book was a bit of a downer but a great read non-the-less. Not every story is rosés and ice cream.. I could not put it downPublished 10 months ago by Jjgmeg
While there is great skill in Erian's writing, this novel seemed too packed with too many unnecessary plot devices that work more to shock than anything. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Marc A Rivers
All your insecurities about being a teenager and an adult can be found here, as well as racial discrimination. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Sandra Samudio
I loved this book just as much as I loved the movie. I just wished the book gave more insight when her parents were together.Published on October 24, 2013 by K Bentley
Super easy read but really lacked depth. I feel like the author could have translated Jasira's thoughts a bit just effectively. Read morePublished on June 9, 2013 by Jill Santos
I don't know where to start. I don't know how I can write anything that could do justice to this book. It is wonderful! Read morePublished on May 3, 2013 by Jesse B Ellyson
Saw the movie on HBO once and i had to see it again, so I ordered the movie and saw the book here and it is wonderful. It's definitely an awesome read.Published on January 27, 2013 by brandee
I loved this book! Like many movies that are based off books; SO much was left out of the movie. But the book was excellent still; i love to reread this many times!!!!Published on November 30, 2012 by Mizz Brwn