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A Very Large Expanse of Sea

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature!

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series comes a powerful, heartrending contemporary novel about fear, first love, and the devastating impact of prejudice.

It's 2002, a year after 9/11. It's an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who's tired of being stereotyped.

Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She's tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments - even the physical violence - she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she's built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.

But then she meets Ocean James. He's the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her - they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds - and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she's not sure she'll ever be able to let it down.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Author(s): Tahereh Mafi
ISBN: 0-06-286656-7 / 978-0-06-286656-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Author(s): Tahereh Mafi
ISBN: 0-06-286657-5 / 978-0-06-286657-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Author(s): Tahereh Mafi
ISBN: 1-4052-9260-1 / 978-1-4052-9260-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Electric Monkey
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Author(s): Tahereh Mafi
ISBN: 0-06-289085-9 / 978-0-06-289085-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

October 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Author(s): Tahereh Mafi
ISBN: 1-982555-77-7 / 978-1-982555-77-1
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Author(s): Tahereh Mafi
ISBN: 1-982555-78-5 / 978-1-982555-78-8
Publisher: HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio
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October 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Author(s): Tahereh Mafi
ISBN: 1-982555-79-3 / 978-1-982555-79-5
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Author(s): Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperAudio
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October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Author(s): Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperAudio
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October 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Author(s): Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperAudio
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October 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Author(s): Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Electric Monkey
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October 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Author(s): Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA