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Towelhead

A Novel

by Alicia Erian

  • 371 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Simon & Schuster .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Teenage girls,
  • General,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Arab Americans,
  • Lebanese Americans,
  • Suburban life

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7928190M
    ISBN 10074324494X
    ISBN 109780743244947

    Free 2-day shipping. Buy Towelhead - eBook at nd: Alicia Erian. TOWELHEAD - 2/7/06 - 8. (CONTINUED) REVERSE ANGLE: A CLASSROOM full of bored, listless STUDENTS, Jasira among them. MR. JOFFREY (checks his roll book) Jazz-ura Ma-rown? ON JASIRA, slinking a little lower into her desk. JASIRA (barely audible) I don't know. And it's Jasira. Mr. Joffrey moves on to someone else. DENISE, a pretty.

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Alicia Erian¹s incandescent debut novel, Towelhead, will ring true for readers who remember the rarely poetic transition from Towelhead book to young adulthood.

Jasira is a creature of contradiction: Towelhead book innocent (reading romantic intentions into the grossest displays of lust) and oddly clear-sighted, especially when it comes to the imbalance of /5(95).

The book Towelhead had a dramatic impact upon me. When Jasira was slapped, I felt it. I even felt tired and desensitized when, three quarters into the book, she had been slapped so many times that its occurrence almost seemed normal/5.

Towelhead: A Novel - Kindle edition by Erian, Alicia. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Towelhead: A Novel/5(90). Enhance Your Book Club: Tips to Make Towelhead Come to Life 1.

Food plays a major role in defining culture in Towelhead. Go to a Middle Eastern restaurant or serve Middle Eastern foods such as hummus, baba ghanouj, or baklava to bring more "flavor" to 4/4(45).

Towelhead Alicia Erian, Simon & Schuster pp. ISBN Summary It is August, Saddam Hussein has just invaded Kuwait, and Jasira's mother has bought her daughter a one-way ticket to Texas to live with her strict Lebanese father.

*Towelhead* is a Towelhead book of contraditions, especially Jasira. Jasira, as a young girl, is naive to the things of the world and the desires of men. At the same time, Jasira knows what she wants, which is love and acceptance and she'll get it from anyone, whether it be from her father, her hunky married neighbor, her boyfriend or her other neighbor /5(38).

Towelhead follows the dark, vulnerable, and shocking story of Jasira, a year-old Arab-American girl, as she navigates the confusing and frightening path of adolescence and her own sexual awakening.

Towelhead: A Novel by Alicia Erian and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   "Towelhead" could very well be this generation's "Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret?" It is a bit more graphic, though, so parents should be a bit wary and read the book first.

That's not to say that this is a teenager's book. It's very much for adults.5/5(5). Enhance Your Book Club: Tips to Make Towelhead Come to Life 1. Food plays a major role in defining culture in Towelhead. Go to a Middle Eastern restaurant or serve Middle Eastern foods such as hummus, baba ghanouj, or baklava to bring more "flavor" to your book club meeting.

Make a compilation CD or tape of the top pop songs from to Released on: Ap Six Feet Under creator and American Beauty screenwriter Alan Ball makes his feature directorial debut with this screen adaptation of author Alicia Erian's controversial novel (Summer Bishil) is a year-old Arab-American who's contending with the pains of adolescence when her life takes a sudden and unexpected to live with her stern Lebanese father, 3/5(4).

Painfully funny, tender, and sexually charged, Towelhead is that rare thing: a gloriously readable novel unafraid to take risks. The story of a girl failed by her parents and by a conflicted America, Towelhead is an ultimately redemptive and moving work that none of us can afford to ignore/5(13).

It is August Saddam Hussein has just invaded Kuwait, and Jasira's mother has bought her daughter a one-way ticket to Texas to live with her strict Lebanese father. Living in a neat model home in Charming Gates, just outside of Houston, Jasira struggles with her father's rigid lifestyle and the racism of her classmates, who call her "towelhead."/5(19).

Directed by Alan Ball. With Summer Bishil, Aaron Eckhart, Peter Macdissi, Chris Messina. A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War/10(K). Book reviews.

Towelhead Alicia Erian Review by Jehanne Moharram. May Growing up is hard enough without the added conflicts of different cultures and warring parents. But that's exactly what Jasira, the year-old Arab-American heroine and narrator of Towelhead, has to contend with.

Alicia Erian's first novel is raw, sexually frank and. Find books like Towelhead from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Towelhead also liked: Stiltsville, Winterwood, Jag s.

terrain with no emotional support or direction. TOWELHEAD, narrated by year-old Jasira, is set in against the backdrop of the first Gulf War. Where this book is headed is indicated from the start. Shortly after the story opens, when Jasira's mother finds out that her boyfriend has shaved her daughter's pubic hair an act most.

Still, "Towelhead" is a crass title for Erian's book, partly because it will nudge the slur closer to ubiquity and partly because the novel. Book Reviews Towelhead is the kind of book that attaches unusual reflectiveness to that particular echo of war.

Jasira is old enough to know that women sometimes have sex with departing soldiers because these men may never return. But she's too young to know whether, since Mr. Vuoso will not have a combat assignment, he ought to qualify. Read "Towelhead A Novel" by Alicia Erian available from Rakuten Kobo.

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towelhead synonyms, towelhead pronunciation, towelhead translation, English dictionary definition of towelhead. n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for an Arab or other person from a culture in which turbans are worn.

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