By Tanaz Bhathena,Janine O'Malley

Fascinating and disturbing.” —Jodi Picoult, number 1 New York Times–bestselling writer of Small good stuff and Leaving Time

A undying exploration of high-stakes romance, self-discovery, and the lengths we visit love and be enjoyed.

Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many stuff: a vibrant and vivacious pupil, an orphan, a possibility taker. She’s additionally the type of lady that folks warn their childrens to stick clear of: a troublemaker whose many romances are the topic of unending gossip in class. You don't need to become involved with a woman like that, they say. So how is it that eighteen-year-old Porus Dumasia has merely ever had eyes for her? and the way did Zarin and Porus prove useless in a vehicle jointly, crashed at the part of a road in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? while the non secular police arrive at the scene, every thing all people concept they knew approximately Zarin is puzzled. And as her tale is pieced jointly, instructed via a number of views, it turns into transparent that she was once way over only a woman like that. This superbly written debut novel from Tanaz Bhathena finds a wealthy and beautiful new international to readers; tackles advanced problems with race, identification, classification, and faith; and paints a portrait of minor ambition, angst, and alienation that feels either artistic and universal.

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