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The Resource The hakawati, Rabih Alameddine

The hakawati, Rabih Alameddine

Label
The hakawati
Title
The hakawati
Statement of responsibility
Rabih Alameddine
Title variation
  • Hakawati
  • Storyteller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. The city is a shell of the Beirut Osama remembers, but he and his friends and family take solace in the things that have always sustained them: gossip, laughter, and, above all, stories. Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching stories--of his arrival in Lebanon, an orphan of the Turkish wars, and of how he earned the name al-Kharrat, the fibster--are interwoven with classic tales of the Middle East, stunningly reimagined. Here are Abraham and Isaac; Ishmael, father of the Arab tribes; the ancient, fabled Fatima; and Baybars, the slave prince who vanquished the Crusaders. Here, too, are contemporary Lebanese whose stories tell a larger, heartbreaking tale of seemingly endless war--and of survival.--From publisher description
Storyline
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
251259
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alameddine, Rabih
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Storytellers
  • Middle East
Label
The hakawati, Rabih Alameddine
Link
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
664297
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
513 pages
Isbn
9780307266798
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007035917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307266798
  • (OCoLC)167764279
Label
The hakawati, Rabih Alameddine
Link
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
664297
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
513 pages
Isbn
9780307266798
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007035917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307266798
  • (OCoLC)167764279

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