The Woman I Left Behind

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Curbstone Press
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5.56 X 0.66 X 8.56 inches | 0.63 pounds
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About the Author

Poet and novelist Kim Jensen has lived and taught in France, California, and the Middle East. She has published her work in a variety of journals and magazines. In 2001, she won the Raymond Carver prize for short fiction. Kim currently lives in Maryland where she serves on the editorial board of the Baltimore Review and is associate professor of English at the Community College of Baltimore County. She lives with her husband, Palestinian artist Zahi Khamis, and their two children.

"Packed with politics and sensuality, warm as bread baked in a Palestinian village bakery, and passionate as California's purple jacaranda, The Woman I Left Behind is a marvelously told tale, a timely offering for American and Arab readers to view themselves in the other's intimate and unsparing mirror."

--Sharif Elmusa, Al-Ahram Weekly
"This is a revolutionary love story, set in the present and written in a transparent prose style that doesn't give exaggeration, embellishment or sentimentality any important book for the years ahead."

--Fanny Howe, author of On the Ground

"Fearless in both language and scope, Jensen's debut novel, The Woman I Left Behind, explores the relationship between an American and a Palestinian exile, who, despite their best intentions, discover that there can be no separation between political and personal identity, even in matters of the heart."

--Susan McCallum-Smith, Baltimore Urbanite