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The Resource An unnecessary woman : a novel, Rabih Alameddine

An unnecessary woman : a novel, Rabih Alameddine

Label
An unnecessary woman : a novel
Title
An unnecessary woman
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rabih Alameddine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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, 'the three witches,' discussing her too-white hair, Aaliya accidentally dyes her hair too blue. In this breathtaking portrait of a reclusive woman's late-life crisis, readers follow Aaliya's digressive mind as it ricochets across visions of past and present Beirut. Colorful 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 aging body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left" --
Summary
A love letter to literature and its power to define who we are, this is a nuanced rendering of one woman's life in the Middle East
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10247453
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alameddine, Rabih
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Recluses
  • Women
  • Beirut (Lebanon)
Target audience
adult
Label
An unnecessary woman : a novel, Rabih Alameddine
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852223469
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780802122148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)852223469
Label
An unnecessary woman : a novel, Rabih Alameddine
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852223469
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780802122148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)852223469

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