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Celestial bodies

Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Celestial bodies"


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.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Alharthi Jokha
ISBN: 9781912240166
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 21/06/2018
Εκδότης: Sandstone Press Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 320
Γλώσσα πρωτοτύπου: Arabic
Τόπος έκδοσης: Dingwall
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom

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