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You Exist Too Much

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You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat
"This book was enrapturing. A truly heart wrenching and stunning piece of writing.
I love the meandering, non-linear narration Arafat used and while the nameless main character is far from perfect, I wanted her so badly to be happy.
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"I don't have the words to describe how deeply I felt this novel. There are lines of this book that have now etched themselves into my skin, and I don't quite know what to do with that. But, I will henceforth read every single thing Zaina Arafat ever " Read more of this review »
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"These are the kinds of stories that so desperately need to be told in literature, the kinds of voices that always seem to be lacking in our world. I found this book to be raw and brutally honest and, in turn, it made the book so beautiful to me."
You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat
"I absolutely loved this plotless yet deeply immersive book told in vignettes which flash between the US and the Middle East. Its about borders both physical and mental and traces the intense narrator’s bisexual Palestinian-American identity, all whil" Read more of this review »
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“But did it count as deception if it was done in the name of self-protection? Withholding vulnerable information was a habit born of survival. I’d been lulled into letting my guard down before, only to later regret it, the admissions used against me as I bore her wrath.”
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“In acquiring my gender, I had become offensive.”
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“Eventually she begins to open up and allow herself to trust me. And as she does, I find that I love this version of her, with all of its circumstance, even as the initial excitement gives way to cozy routine, with its own kind of intimacy. I find that I enjoy the stability even more than the highs, certainly more than the lows. And whenever she catches me projecting idealized versions of herself onto her, she calls me out for doing so. Throughout our relationship, she insists on remaining real.”
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