Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Length: 384 pages
First Published: 2020
As Nahr sits, locked away in solitary confinement, she spends her days reflecting on the dramatic events that landed her in prison in a country she barely knows. Born in Kuwait in the 70s to Palestinian refugees, she dreamed of falling in love with the perfect man, raising children, and possibly opening her own beauty salon. Instead, the man she thinks she loves jilts her after a brief marriage, her family teeters on the brink of poverty, she’s forced to prostitute herself, and the US invasion of Iraq makes her a refugee, as her parents had been. After trekking through another temporary home in Jordan, she lands in Palestine, where she finally makes a home, falls in love, and her destiny unfolds under Israeli occupation.
About Susan Abulhawa
Susan Abulhawa is a writer and author. Her books include Mornings in Jenin, The Blue Between Sky and Water, and Against the Loveless World. Abulhawa’s parents were Palestinian refugees from the 1967 war. She is the founder of Playgrounds for Palestine. She currently lives in Pennsylvania.