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Celestial Bodies

Alharthi, Jokha
Sandstone Press
ISBN/EAN: 9781912240166
Umbreit-Nr.: 6724564

Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: XII, 244 S.
Format: B-Format (1.6 x 19.9 x 13 cm)
Einband: Paperback

Erschienen am 21.06.2018
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  • Zusatztext
    • 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.
  • Kurztext
    • 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.
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.
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