Love is an Ex-Country (Hardback)
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Love is an Ex-Country (Hardback)

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Hardback 292 Pages / Published: 02/02/2021
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'Funny, fierce, and full of joy and pain.'

Queer. Muslim. Arab American. A proudly Fat woman. Randa Jarrar is all these things. In this provocative memoir she explores how to claim joy in an unravelling and hostile world.

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781913207427
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 406 g
Dimensions: 220 x 145 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Funny, fierce, and full of joy and pain.

-- Kristin Iversen * Refinery29 *

One of the finest writers of her generation.

-- Laila Lalami, author of The Other Americans

If you have ever felt lonely or horny or angry or magnificent this memoir is for you. What a boon it is, a perfect, unforgettable howl of a book.

-- Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House

Randa Jarrar is the Arab femme daddy of my dreams and her voice is nothing short of ROYAL. That's the type of literary, diasporic, and necessary realness Randa serves.

-- Myriam Gurba, author of Mean

There wasn't a page in this memoir that didn't make me want to jump up and cheer, murmur in awe, scream with laughter, or weep. Randa Jarrar is exactly the kind of role model we need right now.

-- Melissa Febos, author of Abandon Me

Through Jarrar's capacious and veracious gaze, we see our nation as a woman 'continually refugeed, constantly uprooted and hurried forward and off-ward,' a woman who yearns to see a home that has never really seen her.

-- Michelle Hart * O, The Oprah Magazine *

Jarrar is a propulsive writer and the pieces amassed here are chaotic and exuberant, defiant and introspective.

-- Jordan Kisner * The New York Times Book Review *

This memoir is deeply literary, but she breathes new and hilarious life into what I thought was possible when writing about being an immigrant, an Arab-American, a daughter, a mother, a lover, a traveler, and most of all, a body-or, as she puts it, a "queer fat body."

-- Neelanjana Banerjee * Harper's Bazaar *

A visceral, unforgettable memoir.

-- Adrienne Westenfeld * Esquire *

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