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When We Were Sisters: A Novel


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LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD An orphan grapples with gender, siblinghood, household, and coming-of-age as a Muslim in America on this lyrical debut novel that “shimmers with love” (Los Angeles Instances), from the acclaimed creator of If They Come For Us“Asghar’s sensible coming-of-age story is stuffed with emotionally uncooked characters and tender prose.”—PopSugarIn this heartrending, lyrical debut work of fiction, Fatimah Asghar traces the extreme bond of three orphaned siblings who, after their dad and mom die, are left to boost each other. The youngest, Kausar, grapples with the incomprehensible lack of their dad and mom as she additionally charts out her personal understanding of gender; Aisha, the center sister, spars together with her “crybaby” youthful sibling as she desperately tries to carry on to her sense of household in an unimaginable state of affairs; and Noreen, the eldest, does her greatest within the function of sister-mother whereas additionally attempting to create a life for herself, on her personal phrases.As Kausar grows up, she should deal with the collision of her non-public and public worlds, and select whether or not to stay within the life of affection, sorrow, and codependency that she’s identified or carve out a brand new path for herself. When We Had been Sisters tenderly examines the bonds and fractures of sisterhood, names the perils of being three Muslim American women alone towards the world, and in the end illustrates how those that’ve misplaced every little thing would possibly nonetheless make properties in each other.LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE