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The Resource Celestial bodies, Jokha Alharthi ; translated by Marilyn Booth

Celestial bodies, Jokha Alharthi ; translated by Marilyn Booth

Label
Celestial bodies
Title
Celestial bodies
Statement of responsibility
Jokha Alharthi ; translated by Marilyn Booth
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
Tells of Oman's coming-of-age through the prism of one family's losses and loves.
Writing style
Award
Man Booker International Prize, 2019.
Awards note
2019 Man Booker International Shortlist.
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10688925
Cataloging source
SALS
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Harithi, Jukhah
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Arabic
Literary form
novels
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  • Booth, Marilyn
  • al-Harthi, Jokha
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True
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  • Sisters
  • Families
  • Oman
Target audience
adult
Label
Celestial bodies, Jokha Alharthi ; translated by Marilyn Booth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of "Sayyidat al-qamar" (literal translation: 'Ladies of the Moon')
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
000063830612
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781912240166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1007047133
Label
Celestial bodies, Jokha Alharthi ; translated by Marilyn Booth
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of "Sayyidat al-qamar" (literal translation: 'Ladies of the Moon')
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
000063830612
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781912240166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1007047133

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