The Locust and the Bird

The Locust and the Bird

My Mother's Story

Book - 2009
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In a masterly act of literary transformation, celebrated novelist Hanan al-Shaykh re-creates the dramatic life and times of her mother, Kamila.
Married at a young age against her will, Kamila soon fell head-over-heels in love with another man--and was thus forced to choose between her children and her lover. As the narrative unfolds through the years--from the bazaars, cinemas and apartments of 1930s Beirut to its war-torn streets decades later--we follow this passionate woman as she survives the tragedies and celebrates the triumphs of a life lived to the very fullest.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, c2009.
Edition: 1st Anchor ed. --
ISBN: 9780307472311
Characteristics: 302 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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