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I Can't Think Straight
     

I Can't Think Straight

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by Shamim Sarif
 

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Tala, a London-based Palestinian, is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend.
Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship. As Tala’s wedding day approaches,

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Tala, a London-based Palestinian, is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend.
Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship. As Tala’s wedding day approaches, simmering tensions come to boiling point and the pressure mounts for Tala to be true to herself.
Moving between the vast enclaves of Middle Eastern high society and the stunning backdrop of London’s West End, I Can’t Think Straight explores the clashes between East and West, love and marriage, conventions and individuality, creating a humorous and tender story of unexpected love and unusual freedoms.
.a brilliantly executed, romantic, sexy, and heart-warming page-turner..Cherrygrrl.com

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011389825
Publisher:
Shamim Sarif
Publication date:
06/23/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
299,716
File size:
256 KB

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British writer and director Shamim Sarif is an award-winning novelist screenwriter, and feature film director. Shamim latest feature as writer/director is Despite the Falling Snow, which releases theatrically in the UK in April 2016. The movie stars Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible 5, Girl on a Train) and Charles Dance and is an epic story of love and betrayal in cold war Russia based on her second novel, published by Hodder Headline and St Martins Press to universal acclaim. Her first feature film ‘I Can’t Think Straight’ won 11 awards. Her follow up movie ‘The World Unseen’ had its debut at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival before going on to garner 23 awards internationally, including 11 SAFTAs (South African Film Awards). Her third film, a documentary called The House of Tomorrow, was shot on location in Israel and Palestine. The World Unseen book won the Pendleton May First Novel Award, and the prestigious Betty Trask Award. It was selected for inclusion at all the major UK book festivals, including Hay-on-Wye, Cheltenham and Edinburgh. Her next book and film, The Artemis Protocol, is a contemporary action thriller with female protagonists. As with all her films, it is produced by Shamim’s wife and partner in Enlightenment Productions, Hanan Kattan An accomplished speaker, Shamim has spoken at TED events worldwide, at the INK Conference in India and DLD in Munich. Her corporate speaking events have included Deloitte, Goldman Sachs and Citibank in London and Viacom in New York.

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I Can't Think Straight 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By far my favorite lesbian love story. A must read!
cynyclskid More than 1 year ago
sooo... this book was very interesting on many levels. the characters were all different, but each played a good key role in the story--like im sure many other books are like. its a good love story, for those that are open minded. i liked it mostly because it gave a good glimpse into the life of someone living in Jordan... i loved learning a little bit about the government--thank you Shamim Sarif for including a little bit about the types of societies in the East. though its a short book, its well detailed and gives an air of not only romance, but also wonder... for what the characters are going through. it gives the lasting message of how not to be afraid of being yourself, whatever you feel being yourself is:) i liked it.
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Love this book! Light, east read!
Book_seeker More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book! I could not stop reading it! It has romance, drama and good comedy (ironic ones). Mrs. Shamim Sarif is a very talented writer. I recommend all her books!
yankeegirl1963 More than 1 year ago
One of the most beautiful romances in these days, I love it
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