"Swimming Toward the Light" depicts a Lebanese immigrant family in Washington, D.C., in the 1950s and gives us entree into a male-dominated, independence-stifling culture where female roles were rigidly prescribed. While the three older children liberated themselves by leaving home, the two youngest daughters, Lottie and Irene, were left to endure their parents' repressions and their Mama's despotic regime. With unflinching candor, the narrative moves toward an unexpected and devastating conclusion.
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(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
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Author Biography - Angela Tehaan Leone
Angela Tehaan Leone is a prize-winning fiction writer, poet, and teacher of English and dramatic arts. She is an active member of Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI). She lives in McLean, Va.