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By Randa Jarrar

ISBN-10: 0143116266

ISBN-13: 9780143116264

ISBN-10: 1590512723

ISBN-13: 9781590512722

Nidali, the rebellious daughter of an Egyptian-Greek mom and a Palestinian father, narrates the tale of her early life in Kuwait, her teenage years in Egypt (to the place she and her relatives fled the 1990 Iraqi invasion), and her family's final flight to Texas. Nidali mixes humor with a pointy, loving portrait of an eccentric middle-class kinfolk, and this attitude retains her buoyant during the hardships she encounters: the humiliation of dealing with a checkpoint on a trip to her father's domestic within the West financial institution; the fights together with her father, who desires her to turn into a well-known professor and steer clear of boys; the tip of her adolescence as Iraq invades Kuwait on her 13th birthday; and the scare she supplies her family members while she runs clear of home.

Funny, captivating, and heartbreaking, A Map of house is the type of e-book Tristram Shandy or Huck Finn could have narrated had they been born Egyptian-Palestinian and feminine within the 1970s.

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