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Celestial Bodies - JOKHA ALHARTHI

Celestial Bodies

JOKHA ALHARTHI

 
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In the village of al-Awafi, in Oman, two families are joined by marriage: Mayya, the eldest of three sisters, marries Abdallah, son of a wealthy merchant, after suffering her first heartbreak. Abdallah's passionate love for his wife goes unrequited; she regards him with a mixture of tolerance and mild amusement. Yet he cannot contend solely with the cares and concerns of a husband and father, haunted as he is by the mysterious death of his mother and vivid recollections of his megalomaniacal father.

The couple is orbited by an intricate constellation of individuals, connected by blood, by proximity, by deeply rooted social edifices. Those in their immediate families include Mayya's sisters -- Asma, who aspires to a different kind of life and marriage, and Khawla, who chooses to refuse all offers and await a reunion with the man she loves, who has emigrated to Canada. The three women, their families, their loves, and their losses unspool delicately against a backdrop of a rapidly changing Oman, a country evolving from a traditional, slave-owning society into its complex present.

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Author:  JOKHA ALHARTHI
Title: Celestial Bodies
Release date: October 2019
Editor: HOUSE OF ANANSI
Pages: 256
Subject: LITTERATURE ARABE
ISBN: 9781487007904 (1487007906)
Renaud-Bray Reference: 15106600
Item nb: 2964112

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