Contact Clock Question Basket Search User Store Facebook Mail Instagram Twitter

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

by Tahereh Mafi

ISBN: 9781405292603

'This is a gorgeous book. It's tender and fierce, beautiful even as it depicts some ugly truths. The prose is passionate and honest, unsentimental and big-hearted. The very best books move you to reconsider the world around you and this is one of those. I truly loved it' - Nicola Yoon, bestselling author of Everything, Everything

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series comes a powerful, heartrending contemporary YA novel about fear, first love, and the devastating impact of prejudice.

It's 2002, a year after 9/11, and Shirin has just started at yet another new high school. It's an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who's tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She's tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments - even the physical violence she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day.

Shirin drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother. But then she meets Ocean James. He's the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know her. It terrifies her -they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds - and Shirin has had her guard up against the world for so long that she's not sure she'll ever be able to let it down.

304 pages.

€ 11.25 

In Stock.

This product is only available for collection at our University of Galway campus bookshop.
Home delivery of this product is not currently available.

Date of Publication: 18/10/2018

  
Cover of A Very Large Expanse of Sea - Tahereh Mafi - 9781405292603Paperback

A Very Large Expanse of Sea also appears in these Categories:

Age 15+ Young Adult

Fiction