An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi audiobook

An Emotion of Great Delight

By Tahereh Mafi
Read by Lanna Joffrey

HarperCollins 9780062972415

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665096744

  • ISBN: 9781665096737

  • ISBN: 9781665096751

Runtime: 6.55 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From bestselling and National Book Award–nominated author Tahereh Mafi comes a stunning novel about love and loneliness, navigating the hyphen of dual identity, and reclaiming your right to joy—even when you’re trapped in the amber of sorrow.

It’s 2003, several months since the US officially declared war on Iraq, and the American political world has evolved. Tensions are high, hate crimes are on the rise, FBI agents are infiltrating local mosques, and the Muslim community is harassed and targeted more than ever. Shadi, who wears hijab, keeps her head down.

She's too busy drowning in her own troubles to find the time to deal with bigots.

Shadi is named for joy, but she’s haunted by sorrow. Her brother is dead, her father is dying, her mother is falling apart, and her best friend has mysteriously dropped out of her life. And then, of course, there’s the small matter of her heart—

It’s broken.

Shadi tries to navigate her crumbling world by soldiering through, saying nothing. She devours her own pain, each day retreating farther and farther inside herself until finally, one day, everything changes.

She explodes.

An Emotion of Great Delight is a searing look into the world of a single Muslim family in the wake of 9/11. It’s about a child of immigrants forging a blurry identity, falling in love, and finding hope—in the midst of a modern war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Tahereh Mafi’s bold, inventive prose crackles with raw emotion.” Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author
“Tender and fierce, beautiful even as it depicts some ugly truths. Tahereh’s prose is passionate and honest, unsentimental and big-hearted.” Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on A Very Large Expanse of Sea

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Author

Author Bio: Tahereh Mafi

Author Bio: Tahereh Mafi

Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series, Furthermore, and Whichwood. She can usually be found overcaffeinated and stuck in a book.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.55
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English