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. But Tala is not ready to accept the

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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. But Tala is not ready to accept the implications of the choice her heart has made for her and escapes back to Jordan, while Leyla tries to move on with her new-found life, to the shock of her tradition-loving parents.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780956031617
Publisher:
Enlightenment Press
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
530,027
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Shamim Sarif recently directed the motion picture adaptation of I Can't Think Straight.
She is also the writer/director of the award-winning feature film, The World Unseen, which is based on her novel of the same name. The book of The World Unseen won the Pendleton May First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award.
She is the author of a further novel, Despite the Falling Snow.
She lives in London with her partner Hanan and their two children.

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I Can't Think Straight 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 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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