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An Unnecessary Woman


Author : Rabih Alameddine
language : en
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date : 2014-02-04


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An obsessive introvert in Beirut, eschewed by her family and neighbors for her divorced status and lack of religious reverence, quietly translates favorite books into Arabic while struggling with her aging body until an unthinkable disaster threatens what little life remains to her. By the best-selling author of The Hakawati. 20,000 first printing.

An Unnecessary Woman


Author : Rabih Alameddine
language : en
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date : 2014-02-04


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Winner of the California Book Award Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for the National Book Award “Beautiful and absorbing.”—New York Times An Unnecessary Woman is a breathtaking portrait of one reclusive woman’s late-life crisis, which garnered a wave of rave reviews and love letters to Alameddine’s cranky yet charming septuagenarian protagonist, Aaliya, a character you “can’t help but love” (NPR). Aaliya’s insightful musings on literature, philosophy, and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and her volatile past. As she tries to overcome her aging body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left. Here, the gifted Rabih Alameddine has given us a nuanced rendering of one woman's life in the Middle East and an enduring ode to literature and its power to define who we are. “A paean to the transformative power of reading, to the intellectual asylum from one’s circumstances found in the life of the mind.”—LA Review of Books “[The novel] throbs with energy…[Aaliya’s] inventive way with words gives unfailing pleasure, no matter how dark the events she describes, how painful the emotions she reveals.”—Washington Post

An Unnecessary Woman


Author : Rabih Alameddine
language : en
Publisher: Orbit Books
Release Date : 2015-02-01


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Aaliya Saleh 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 favourite book into Arabic, then stows it away. The thirty-seven books that Aaliya has translated over her lifetime have never been read - by anyone. This breathtaking portrait of a reclusive woman follows Aaliya's digressive mind as it ricochets across visions of past and present Beirut. Colourful musings on literature, philosophy, and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and Aaliya's own volatile past. As she tries to overcome her ageing body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left. A love letter to literature and its power to define who we are, the prodigiously gifted Rabih Alameddine has given us a magnificent rendering of one woman's life in the Middle East.

Les Vies De Papier


Author : Rabih ALAMEDDINE
language : fr
Publisher: Les escales éditions
Release Date : 2016-08-25


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Roman éblouissant à l'érudition joueuse, célébrant la beauté et la détresse de Beyrouth, Les Vies de papier est une véritable déclaration d'amour à la littérature. Aaliya Saleh, 72 ans, les cheveux bleus, a toujours refusé les carcans imposés par la société libanaise. À l'ombre des murs anciens de son appartement, elle s'apprête pour son rituel préféré. Chaque année, le 1er janvier, après avoir allumé deux bougies pour Walter Benjamin, cette femme irrévérencieuse et un brin obsessionnelle commence à traduire en arabe l'une des œuvres de ses romanciers préférés : Kafka, Pessoa ou Nabokov. À la fois refuge et " plaisir aveugle ", la littérature est l'air qu'elle respire, celui qui la fait vibrer comme cet opus de Chopin qu'elle ne cesse d'écouter. C'est entourée de livres, de cartons remplis de papiers, de feuilles volantes de ses traductions qu'Aaliya se sent vivante. Cheminant dans les rues, Aaliya se souvient ; de l'odeur de sa librairie, des conversations avec son amie Hannah, de ses lectures à la lueur de la bougie tandis que la guerre faisait rage, de la ville en feu, de l'imprévisibilité de Beyrouth. Roman éblouissant à l'érudition joueuse, célébrant la beauté et la détresse de Beyrouth, Les Vies de papier est une véritable déclaration d'amour à la littérature. Finaliste du National Book Award 2014 et du National Book Critics Circle Award 2015, et lauréat du California Book Award 2015

The Hakawati


Author : Rabih Alameddine
language : en
Publisher: Anchor
Release Date : 2008-04-15


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In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. As the family gathers, stories begin to unfold: Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching tales are interwoven with classic stories of the Middle East. Here are Abraham and Isaac; Ishmael, father of the Arab tribes; the beautiful Fatima; Baybars, the slave prince who vanquished the Crusaders; and a host of mischievous imps. Through Osama, we also enter the world of the contemporary Lebanese men and women whose stories tell a larger, heartbreaking tale of seemingly endless war, conflicted identity, and survival. With The Hakawati, Rabih Alameddine has given us an Arabian Nights for this century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Doglands


Author : Tim Willocks
language : en
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date : 2011-09-27


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Furgul is a puppy born in a slave camp for racing greyhounds, and he has a terrible secret--he is himself only part greyhound. When the cruel owner of the camp recognizes Furgul's impure origins he takes Furgul to be killed, but Furgal manages a spectacular escape. Now Furgul must confront the indifference, complexity, warmth, and ferocity of the greater world, a world in which there seem to be two choices: live the comfortable life of a pet and sacrifice freedom or live the life of a free dog, glorious but also dangerous, in which every man will turn his hand against you. In the best tradition of The Call of the Wild and Watership Down, novelist Tim Willocks offers his first tale for young adults, an allegorical examination of human life through a dog's eyes, infused with heart, heroism, and the mysteries of the spirit. From the Hardcover edition.

A Widow For One Year


Author : John Irving
language : en
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Release Date : 2012-05-08


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“One night when she was four and sleeping in the bottom bunk of her bunk bed, Ruth Cole woke to the sound of lovemaking—it was coming from her parents’ bedroom.” This sentence opens John Irving’s ninth novel, A Widow for One Year, a story of a family marked by tragedy. Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character—a “difficult” woman. By no means is she conventionally “nice,” but she will never be forgotten. Ruth’s story is told in three parts, each focusing on a critical time in her life. When we first meet her—on Long Island, in the summer of 1958—Ruth is only four. The second window into Ruth’s life opens on the fall of 1990, when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career. She distrusts her judgment in men, for good reason. A Widow for One Year closes in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother. She’s about to fall in love for the first time. Richly comic, as well as deeply disturbing, A Widow for One Year is a multilayered love story of astonishing emotional force. Both ribald and erotic, it is also a brilliant novel about the passage of time and the relentlessness of grief. From the Trade Paperback edition.