Bride of the Sea

Eman Quotah (Author)

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Tin House Books
Publish Date
January 26, 2021
5.5 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Eman Quotah is Arab-American, and writes for a Washington, DC, think tank. Her father is from Saudi Arabia and her mother is from the United States; she grew up in both countries and is fluent in Arabic. Eman was named John McClelland Historical Writing Resident by the Espy Foundation.


This lovely novel traces the life of a young woman caught between parents and cultures, from Saudi Arabia to America, and brings both worlds to life in all their complexities.--Shilpi Somaya Gowda, author of The Shape of Family
For fans of Mohsin Hamid and Min Jin Lee, this debut from Arab-American author Eman Quotah, which spans four decades and two continents, will satisfy anyone looking for their next sweeping family saga.--Chicago Review of Books
Quotah's deft characterization and pacing, combined with an inside look at Saudi Arabian life, make this debut a compelling and worthy read.--Booklist, Starred Review
A beautifully intricate family drama about a young woman torn between her parents and two worlds.--PopSugar
Alluring. . . . Quotah's resonant, neatly plotted outing will be a treat for readers who love fractured family dramas.--Publishers Weekly
A rich, finely rendered novel.--Kirkus Reviews
A spellbinding debut of colliding cultures, immigration, religion and family; an intimate portrait of loss and healing; and, ultimately, a testament to the ways we find ourselves inside love, distance and heartbreak.--Bookreporter
Bride of the Sea is a gem.--Book Page
Bride of the Sea is a marvel. Eman Quotah has such compassion for her characters--especially the unforgettable Hannah--while uncovering new ideas about pacing and structure. This is an intricately realized novel that honors every place it depicts.--Rakesh Satyal, author of No One Can Pronounce My Name