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That Thing We Call a Heart

Sheba Karim May 05, 2018

Shabnam Qureshi is a funny, imaginative Pakistani American teen attending a tony private school in suburban New Jersey When her feisty best friend, Farah, starts wearing the headscarf without even consulting her, it begins to unravel their friendship After telling a huge lie about a tragedy that happened to her family during the Partition of India in 1947, Shabnam is reaShabnam Qureshi is a funny, imaginative Pakistani American teen attending a tony private school in suburban New Jersey When her feisty best friend, Farah, starts wearing the headscarf without even consulting her, it begins to unravel their friendship After telling a huge lie about a tragedy that happened to her family during the Partition of India in 1947, Shabnam is ready for high school to end She faces a summer of boredom and regret, but she has a plan Get through the summer Get to college Don t look back Begin anew.Everything changes when she meets Jamie, who scores her a job at his aunt s pie shack, and meets her there every afternoon Shabnam begins to see Jamie and herself like the rose and the nightingale of classic Urdu poetry, which, according to her father, is the ultimate language of desire Jamie finds Shabnam fascinating her curls, her culture, her awkwardness Shabnam finds herself falling in love, but Farah finds Jamie worrying With Farah s help, Shabnam uncovers the truth about Jamie, about herself, and what really happened during Partition As she rebuilds her friendship with Farah and grows closer to her parents, Shabnam learns powerful lessons about the importance of love, in all of its forms.Featuring complex, Muslim American characters who defy conventional stereotypes and set against a backdrop of Radiohead s music and the evocative metaphors of Urdu poetry, THAT THING WE CALL A HEART is a honest, moving story of a young woman s explorations of first love, sexuality, desire, self worth, her relationship with her parents, the value of friendship, and what it means to be true.


  • Title: That Thing We Call a Heart
  • Author: Sheba Karim
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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