The Weight of Our Sky – by Hanna Alkaf (Hardcover) Coupons


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The Weight of A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in this heart-pounding literary debut. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical movie-going Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old. Unlike most other sixteen-year-olds though Mel also believes that she harbors a djinn inside her one who threatens her with horrific images of her mothers death unless she adheres to an elaborate ritual of counting and tapping to keep him satisfied. A trip to the movies after school turns into a nightmare when the city erupts into violent race riots between the Chinese and the Malay. When gangsters come into the theater and hold movie-goers hostage Mel a Malay is saved by a Chinese woman but has to leave her best friend behind to die. On their journey through town Mel sees for herself the devastation caused by the riots. In her village a neighbor tells her that her mother a nurse was called in to help with the many bodies piling up at the hospital. Mel must survive on her own with the help of a few kind strangers until she finds her mother. But the djinn in her mind threatens her ability to cope. The Weight of Our Sky – by