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Celestial Bodies

Celestial Bodies

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Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019

Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families witness Oman evolve from a traditional, slave-owning society slowly redefining itself after the colonial era, to the crossroads of its complex present. Elegantly structured and taut, Celestial Bodies is a coiled spring of a novel, telling of Oman's coming-of-age through the prism of one family's losses and loves.

Release date: October 8, 2019

Publisher: Catapult

Print pages: 256

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Celestial Bodies
Jokha Alharthi
Laurence Bouvard
08:05:56
222.46 MB
October 1, 2019
W. F. Howes

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