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An unnecessary woman Book
Book | First edition. | Grove Press, New York : [2013]

  • 2 of 2 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (Show)
  • 1 of 1 Copy Available at Port Colborne Library
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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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  • ISBN: 9780802122148 (hardcover) :
  • Physical Description: 291 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2013]
  • Copyright: ©2013

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