By Diana Abu-Jaber
In Diana Abu-Jaber's "impressive, entertaining" (Chicago Tribune) first novel, a small, poor-white neighborhood in upstate ny turns into domestic to the transplanted Jordanian kinfolk of Matussem Ramoud: his grown daughters, Jemorah and Melvina; his sister Fatima; and her husband, Zaeed. The widower Matuseem loves American jazz, kitschy garden embellishes, and, in fact, his daughters. Fatima is keen about seeing her nieces married—Jemorah is almost thirty! Supernurse Melvina is firmly devoted to her paintings, yet Jemorah is ambivalent approximately her identification and function. Is she Arab? Is she American? may still she marry and, if this is the case, whom? Winner of the Oregon e-book Award and finalist for the nationwide PEN/Hemingway Award, Arabian Jazz is "a pleasure to read.... you can be tempted to learn passages out loud. and also you should" (Boston Globe). USA Today praises Abu-Jaber's "gift for dialogue...her Arab-American jewelry musically, and hilariously, true."
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Charlie led the way to a massive kitchen with seating for maybe fifteen or twenty, long counters and a six-burner, restaurant-style stove. A big pot of coffee sat by the window, and there was an open box of donuts on the table. Charlie poured them each a mug of coffee and handed her one, then settled right next to the box of donuts and grabbed a maple bar. As Evie watched, she took a bite and chewed. Just like that, Evie thought, both impressed and horrified. Depending on the size of the donut, the maple bar would be anywhere from two hundred and fifty calories to over five hundred.
You’re working for Miss Monica now. ” Evie knew the situation was complicated even more by the fact that, while Miss Monica was in charge of the studio, the business had recently been purchased by Charlie’s mother. Evie had left the new owner a message the previous night, bringing her up to date, but had yet to hear from her. ” Evie quickly explained about the older woman’s flight with her gentleman friend. “I’ve never seen the dance, and there aren’t very many notes on the production. Miss Monica mentioned many of the sets need to be refurbished, and I don’t even know where they’re kept.
Charlie stood and moved back toward the kitchen. She pulled open a drawer. When she returned to the table, she had a pad of paper and a pen. “The sets are going to be in one of the warehouses on the edge of town. There should be a receipt for the monthly rent in the studio’s records. ” She wrote down a name. “Tell him who you are, and he’ll let you in, even without a key. Then you can evaluate the sets. ” Evie blinked at her. ” “A work party. People come and help repair the sets. ” “I don’t understand.
Arabian Jazz by Diana Abu-Jaber