The Resource Absent

Absent

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Summary
Dalal is a young woman living in a crowded Baghdad apartment with the childless aunt and uncle who raised her. In the same building, Umm Mazin, a fortune-teller, offers her customers cures for their physical and romantic ailments, Saad the hairdresser attends to a dwindling number of female customers, and Ilham, a nurse, escapes the stark realities of her hospital job in dreams of her long-lost French mother. Despite the damaging effects of bombings and international sanctions on their world, all the residents try to maintain normal lives.Hoping to bring in much-needed cash by selling honey, Dalal's uncle becomes a beekeeper, enlisting Dalal's help in the care of these temperamental creatures. Meanwhile, Dalal falls in love for the first time–against a background of surprise arrests, personal betrayals, and a crumbling social fabric that turns neighbors into informants.Tightly crafted and full of vivid, unforgettable characters, Absent is a haunting portrait of life under restrictions, the fragile emotional ties among family and friends, and the resilience of the human spirit
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Khedairi, Betool
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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OVERDRIVE:0c34147f-16dc-4c0c-9dde-18e0722e91f3
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588366368
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0c34147f-16dc-4c0c-9dde-18e0722e91f3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781588366368
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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