No Knives in the Kitchens of This City

ISBN: 9789774167812
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In the once beautiful city of Aleppo, one Syrian family collapses into tragedy and ruin. The mother, abandoned by her husband, struggles to raise her children alone. Her daughter Sawsan flirts with the militias, the ruling party, and finally religion, seeking but never finding salvation. All are slowly choked in the fog of violence and decay, as their lives are plundered and their dreams wrecked by the brutal Assad regime. Set between the 1960s and 2000s, No Knives in the Kitchens of this City is a graceful and profound depiction of life under tyranny. Through the story of a single family, we read the disintegration of a whole society over half a century. This novel teaches us about grief, fear, and the end of beauty.

 "[Khalifa is] one of the rising stars of Arab fiction . . . a rare public voice."--New York Times

"Critically acclaimed . . . [No Knives in the Kitchens of this City] traces the degrading and destructive impact of Syria's dictatorship on the lives of a family from Aleppo."--Financial Times

0 "Intricately plotted, chronologically complicated and a pleasure to read. . . . The writing is superb--a dense, luxurious realism pricked with surprising metaphors. It is lyrical, sensuous and so semantically rich that at times it resembles a prose poem . . . . A sad but beautiful book, providing important human context to the escalating Syrian tragedy."--The Guardian

"Khalifa writes a raw, exquisite account of the Assad regime's loosening grip on [Syria] and the accompanying chaos."--Washington Independent Review of Books

"Required reading for anyone who wants to better understand the roots of the uprising and current conflict in Syria."--Literary Hub

"A searing indictment of the Syrian regime."--The National

Autor KHALIFA, Khaled
An apariţie 2016
Editura American University in Cairo Press
Nr pagini 256
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Etichete: khaled khalifa
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