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Celestial Bodies (Winner of The Man Booker International 2019)

Celestial Bodies (Winner of The Man Booker International 2019)
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Celestial Bodies (Winner of The Man Booker International 2019)
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  • ISBN: 9781912240166
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Winner of The best Omani novel, 2010

Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families witness Oman evolve from a traditional, slave-owning society slowly redefining itself after the colonial era, to the crossroads of its complex present. Elegantly structured and taut, Celestial Bodies is a coiled spring of a novel, telling of Oman's coming-of-age through the prism of one family's losses and loves.

'A richly imagined, engaging and poetic insight into a society in transition and into lives previously obscured.' --The Man Booker International Prize judges

'A beautifully written and very moving story.' --Nicola Sturgeon

'Fascinating.' --The Guardian

'Brings a distinctive and important new voice to world literature.' --The Irish Times

'Compelling...' --Women in Translation

`Blends the rhythms of daily life with magic and legend.'--Muhammad Barrada

`Delivers the reader immediately into the world of the marginal, forgotten, most subaltern sectors of society.'--Ibrahim al-Hajari

`This novel is interesting as a lens through which to view an important time in the transition of Omani society' --The Wee Review
Detalii
Autor ALHARTHI, Jokha
An apariţie 2018
Editura Sandstone Press
Nr pagini 256
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: alharthi , jokha