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Alameddine, Rabih.

Summary: In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. The city is a shell of the Beirut Osama remembers, but he and his friends and family take solace in the things that have always sustained them: gossip, laughter, and, above all, stories. Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching stories--of his arrival in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALA

Alameddine, Rabih

Summary: ""There are many ways to break someone's heart, but Rabih Alameddine is one rare writer who not only breaks our hearts but gives every broken piece a new life."-Yiyun Li Following the critical and commercial success of An Unnecessary Woman, Alameddine delivers a spectacular portrait of a man and an era of profound political and social upheaval. Set over the course of one night in the waiting...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2016

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Alameddine, Rabih

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Aaliya Sohbi lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of books. Godless, fatherless, childless, and divorced, Aaliya is her family's 'unnecessary appendage.' Every year, she translates a new favorite book into Arabic, then stows it away. The thirty-seven books that Aaliya has translated over her lifetime have never been read-- by anyone. After overhearing her neighbors,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALA