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Washes, Prays

Noor Naga

Don’t miss RBC Bronwen Wallace Award winner Noor Naga’s bracing debut: a novel-in-verse about a young woman’s romantic relationship with a married man and her ensuing crisis of faith. Coocoo’s faith is threadbare after years of bargaining with God to end her loneliness and receiving no answer; then, she meets the married Muhammad. Heartbreaking and hilarious, Washes, Prays chronicles Coocoo’s spiraling descent: the transformation of her love into something at first desperate and obsessive, then finally cringing and animal, utterly without grace.