Knopf

9781984897152

STARRED REVIEW

American Betiya

This story of a young woman who attempts to shrink herself in order to satisfy the desires of others is impossible to read without your heart in your throat.

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Review of ‘American Betiya’

What are you willing to look past in order to be happy?

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