If I tell you the truth

by Kaur, Jasmin,

Format: Print Book 2021
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Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo and Rupi Kaur, this heartrending story told in prose, poetry, and illustration weaves together the stories of a mother and daughter's lives.

In this stunning sophomore novel, acclaimed writer Jasmin Kaur explores trauma, fear, courage, community, and the healing power of love in its many forms.

Kiran flees her home in Punjab for a fresh start in Canada after a sexual assault leaves her pregnant. But overstaying her visa and living undocumented brings its own perils for both her and her daughter, Sahaara.

Sahaara would do anything to protect her mother. When she learns the truth about Kiran's past, she feels compelled to seek justice--even if it means challenging a powerful and dangerous man.

if i tell you the truth

that i've dug

from the hardened depths

of this shrapnel-filled dirt

with these aching, bloody hands

would you believe me?

would you still love me?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Kaur's sophomore novel revisits the engaging mother-daughter duo from her first novel, When You Ask Me Where I'm Going (2019), telling a story that should satisfy readers of the first novel who longed for more background on Kaur's well-drawn characters. It begins with Kiran flying from her home in Chandigarh to Canada on a student visa, all the while knowing there is a "tiny secret blossoming in my belly," by the man who raped her. A falling out with her parents follows when she decides to keep the child, a girl she names Sahaara, with the support of a chosen family. Throughout the pages, readers watch Kiran blossom from a timid teenager to a fiercely protective mother silently grappling with past demons. Kiran's perspective effortlessly switches to Sahaara's for a bulk of the pages, and her gradual growth into a woman capable of the strength her mother has always exuded is genuinely cheerworthy. Kaur's tighter prose, hard-hitting verse, and spare illustrations in this follow-up are sure to instill empathy and compassion in readers."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Rape victims -- Fiction.
Blaming the victim -- Fiction.
Abused women -- Fiction.
East Indians -- Canada -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Canada -- Fiction.
Illegal aliens -- Canada -- Fiction.
Women illegal aliens -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Publisher New York, NY :2021
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 442 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780062912640
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