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Sometimes It Snows in America
Guernica Editions, Fall 2012
294 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550716092
ISBN10: 1550716093
English
$12.00 Canada, $12.00 US

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Born into Somali royalty and Saudi Arabian wealth, Fatma is given away in infancy and, at age 12, forced into an arranged marriage with a young Peace Corps worker. Prejudice and cultural demands lead to a number of painful promises that will dictate the course of her life on two continents. Sometimes It Snows in America is a novel loosely based on the true account of an African woman's descent into an American hell, and finds its echo in the descent of her native Somalia into its own hell of violent desperation. It leaves the reader with the gifts of unsuspected connection and surprising hope.

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