The Thirty Names Of Night : A Novel

The Thirty Names Of Night : A Novel



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Summary: Five years after a suspicious fire killed his ornithologist mother, a closeted Syrian American trans boy sheds his birth name and searches for a new one. He has been unable to paint since his mother's ghost has begun to visit him each evening. As his grandmother's sole caretaker, he spends his days cooped up in their apartment, avoiding his neighborhood masjid, his estranged sister, and even his best friend (who also happens to be his longtime crush). The only time he feels truly free is when he slips out at night to paint murals on buildings in the once-thriving Manhattan neighborhood known as Little Syria. One night, he enters the abandoned community house and finds the tattered journal of a Syrian American artist named Laila Z, who dedicated her career to painting the birds of North America. She famously and mysteriously disappeared more than sixty years before, but her journal contains proof that both his mother and Laila Z encountered the same rare bird before their deaths. In...  more »
Call Number Location Status Due Date
F JOUKHADARAdult FictionOut4/1/23

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Edition Statement :

First Atria Paperback edition.

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

New York : Atria Paperback, 2021.



Physical Description :

291 pages ; 21 cm

Notes :
  • Reader's guide included.
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