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The Parisian, or, Al-Barisi : a novel, Isabella Hammad

Label
The Parisian, or, Al-Barisi : a novel
Title
The Parisian, or, Al-Barisi
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Isabella Hammad
Title variation
  • Parisian
  • Al-Barisi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A masterful debut novel by Plimpton Prize winner Isabella Hammad, The Parisian illuminates a pivotal period of Palestinian history through the journey and romances of one young man, from his studies in France during World War I to his return to Palestine at the dawn of its battle for independence. Midhat Kamal is the son of a wealthy textile merchant from Nablus, a town in Ottoman Palestine. A dreamer, a romantic, an aesthete, in 1914 he leaves to study medicine in France, and falls in love. When Midhat returns to Nablus to find it under British rule, and the entire region erupting with nationalist fervor, he must find a way to cope with his conflicting loyalties and the expectations of his community. The story of Midhat's life develops alongside the idea of a nation, as he and those close to him confront what it means to strive for independence in a world that seems on the verge of falling apart. Against a landscape of political change that continues to define the Middle East, The Parisian explores questions of power and identity, enduring love, and the uncanny ability of the past to disrupt the present. Lush and immersive, and devastating in its power, The Parisian is an elegant, richly-imagined debut from a dazzling new voice in fiction
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10764057
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hammad, Isabella
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autonomy and independence movements
  • Middle East
  • Nablus
  • Paris (France)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Autonomy and independence movements
  • France
  • Middle East
  • West Bank
Label
The Parisian, or, Al-Barisi : a novel, Isabella Hammad
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
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
on1080554696
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
ix, 566 pages
Isbn
9780802129437
Lccn
2018058113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1080554696
Label
The Parisian, or, Al-Barisi : a novel, Isabella Hammad
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
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
on1080554696
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
ix, 566 pages
Isbn
9780802129437
Lccn
2018058113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1080554696

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