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Sometimes It Snows in America
     

Sometimes It Snows in America

by Marisa Labozzetta
 

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Combining fable, story telling and the grubbiness of harsh reality, Marisa Labozzetta tells the story of Fatma, a young woman from a storied family in Somalia. Brought to the United States as part of an arranged marriage, Fatma must undergo losing her child, drug addiction, abuse and prison before coming out the other side. A tale of someone who never gives up, no

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Combining fable, story telling and the grubbiness of harsh reality, Marisa Labozzetta tells the story of Fatma, a young woman from a storied family in Somalia. Brought to the United States as part of an arranged marriage, Fatma must undergo losing her child, drug addiction, abuse and prison before coming out the other side. A tale of someone who never gives up, no matter how bleak her prospects. A novel that allows hope to shine even in the darkest hour.

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The story of a rebellious young girl from Somalia who comes to America is a searing and vividly intimate portrait that feels painfully real and yet never succumbs to sentimentality. You want to reach out and help her, but you know you cannot. She has to find her own path to redemption. — Jonathan Harr, A Civil Action

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550716092
Publisher:
Guernica Editions, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/31/2013
Series:
Essential Prose Series , #96
Edition description:
1st edition
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
942,913
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Marisa Labozzetta is the author of the novel, Stay With Me, Lella (Guernica 1999), and a collection of linked stories, Thieves Never Steal in the Rain. She was a finalist for the 2009 Binghamton University John Gardner Fiction Award and a Pushcart Prize nominee for her collection of short stories, At the Copa (Guernica 2006). Her work has appeared in The American Voice, Beliefnet.com, The Florida Review, The Penguin Book of Italian American Writing, Show Me a Hero: Great Contemporary Stories About Sports, and the bestselling When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple, among other publications. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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