Celestial Bodies

Celestial Bodies

Book - 2018
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"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Inverness, Scotland : Sandstone Press Ltd, [2018]
ISBN: 9781912240166
Branch Call Number: HAR
Characteristics: 243 pages : genealogical table ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Booth, Marilyn


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Winner of the Man Booker International Prize, translated from Arabic, Celestial Bodies tells the story of three sisters: Maaya in a loveless marriage, Asma who wants something very different and Khawla who rejects proposals as she is committed to a man who has migrated to Canada. Their stories pr... Read More »

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