Title: The Broken Half
Author: Sahar Abdulaziz
Sahar Abdulaziz’s new Women’s Contemporary Fiction novel, The Broken Half, is the harrowing story of a young American Muslim woman, Zahra, whose marriage has been anything but peaceful. Faced with the difficult and dangerous choice to either stay in her abusive marriage or leave, Zahra soon realizes each step she takes towards freedom is riddled with risky and uncertain repercussions. Feeling trapped, alone, and without the support she so desperately needs, Zahra is almost out of options. While the threat of danger continues to escalate around her, will Zahra ultimately choose to fix her broken marriage or will escaping become a life or death decision?
About the Author:
Challenging topics of family and marital discord, and the need for emotional survival, Abdulaziz uses her writing platform and voice to advocate for the underrepresented, the disenfranchised and/or maligned. Skillfully luring the reader into her stories without being extensively graphic or sensationalistic with hard-hitting, uncomfortable subject matter, she traces the triumphs and tragedies of families torn apart by familial domestic violence, and sexual abuse. She also explores the human desire and need for renewal, closure and finally healing. Her multidimensional characters have been described as having “substance and soul”. Author of As One Door Closes, Abdulaziz again demonstrates that those who have suffered are not victims, but survivors.