new book by diana abu-jaber

Diana Abu-Jaber, the author of the critically acclaimed Arabian Jazz, will have a new book out in April, called Crescent. Here is the teaser: “What do Saddam Hussein, actor Richard Burton and a mermaid named Alieph have in common? They all play bit roles in Diana Abu-Jaber’s lyrical new novel, “Crescent,” about Sirine, a 39-year-old Iraqi-American chef in Los Angeles, and her love affair with Hanif Al Eyad, an Arabic literature professor and Iraqi exile haunted by his past.”
More about Abu-Jaber’s book here.