Etaf Rum presents EVIL EYE

A graphic showing the cover of the book Evil Eye by Etaf Rum, for a reading on Wednesday, September 6, at Flylead Books. The signing line is at 5:30 pm, the reading is at 6 pm.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - Signing Line at 5:30 pm, Reading begins at 6:00 pm

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Flyleaf will offer seating for up to 75 in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book.

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of A Woman Is No Man returns with a striking exploration of the expectations of Palestinian-American women, the meaning of a fulfilling life, and the ways our unresolved pasts affect our presents.

After Yara is placed on probation at work for fighting with a racist coworker, her Palestinian mother claims the provocation and all that’s come after were the result of a family curse. While Yara doesn’t believe in old superstitions, she finds herself unpacking her strict, often volatile childhood growing up in Brooklyn, looking for clues as to why she feels so unfulfilled in a life her mother could only dream of. Etaf Rum’s follow-up to her debut, A Woman Is No Man, is a complicated mother-daughter drama that looks at the lasting effects of inter-generational trauma and what it takes to break the cycle of abuse

Etaf Rum was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, by Palestinian immigrants. She lives in North Carolina with her two children. Rum also runs the Instagram account @booksandbeans. She is also the author of A Woman Is No Man.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Evil Eye: A Novel By Etaf Rum Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062987907
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - September 5th, 2023

A Woman Is No Man: A Read with Jenna Pick By Etaf Rum Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062699770
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - February 4th, 2020