It’s been several months since the US officially declared war on Iraq, and the political world has evolved. Tensions are high, hate crimes are on the rise, 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 the loss of family and friendship. And then, of course, there’s the small matter of her heart-it’s broken. Trying to navigate her crumbling world by soldiering through, Shadi has nothing, each day retreating farther and farther inside herself until finally, one day, everything changes.
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