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An unnecessary woman, Rabih Alameddine

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An unnecessary woman
Title
An unnecessary woman
Statement of responsibility
Rabih Alameddine
Creator
Author
Subject
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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" --
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Title
An unnecessary woman
Creator
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
Subject
Genre
Story line
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10247453
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.L215
LC item number
U56 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Rabih Alameddine
An unnecessary woman, Rabih Alameddine

Library Locations

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      43.19289 -70.876331
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