The Locust and the Bird

My Mother's Story
Product Number: EB00148144
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307378361
Publisher: Anchor
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In a masterly act of literary transformation, celebrated novelist Hanan al-Shaykh re-creates the dramatic life and times of her mother, Kamila. Married at a young age against her will, Kamila soon fell head-over-heels in love with another man-and was thus forced to choose between her children and her lover. As the narrative unfolds through the years-from the bazaars, cinemas and apartments of 1930s Beirut to its war-torn streets decades later-we follow this passionate woman as she survives the tragedies and celebrates the triumphs of a life lived to the very fullest. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author(s): Hanan Al-Shaykh
Original Publish Date: Aug 25, 2009

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