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The Resource Bird summons, Leila Aboulela

Bird summons, Leila Aboulela

Label
Bird summons
Title
Bird summons
Statement of responsibility
Leila Aboulela
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Salma, happily married, tries every day to fit into life in Britain. When her first love contacts her, she is tempted to risk it all and return to Egypt. Moni gave up a career in banking to care for her disabled son, but now her husband wants to move to Saudi Arabia where she fears her son's condition will worsen. Iman feels burdened by her beauty. In her twenties and already in her third marriage, she is treated like a pet and longs for freedom. On a road trip to the Scottish Highlands, the women are visited by the Hoopoe, a sacred bird whose fables from Muslim and Celtic literature compel them to question the balance between faith and femininity, love, loyalty and sacrifice
Summary
Salma, happily married, tries every day to fit into life in Britain. When her first love contacts her, she is tempted to risk it all and return to Egypt. Moni gave up a career in banking to care for her disabled son, but now her husband wants to move to Saudi Arabia - where she fears her son's condition will worsen. Iman feels burdened by her beauty. In her twenties and yet in her third marriage, she is treated like a pet and longs for freedom. On a road trip to the Scottish Highlands, the friends are visited by the Hoopoe, a sacred bird whose fables from Muslim and Celtic literature compel them to question the balance between faith and femininity, love, loyalty and sacrifice.
Storyline
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10757388
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aboulela, Leila
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muslim women
  • Friendship
  • Self-actualisation (Psychology) in women
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Hoopoe
  • Highlands (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
Bird summons, Leila Aboulela
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064900580
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781474600132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005188275
Label
Bird summons, Leila Aboulela
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064900580
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781474600132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005188275

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