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The Resource The house of Youssef, Yumna Kassab

The house of Youssef, Yumna Kassab

Label
The house of Youssef
Title
The house of Youssef
Statement of responsibility
Yumna Kassab
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The debut collection by a Lebanese-Australian writer remarkable for her focus on the immigrant family and her understated minimalist style. The House of Youssef is a collection of short stories set in the suburbs of Western Sydney. The stories explore the lives of Lebanese migrants who have settled in the area, circling around the themes of isolation, the expectations of the family, and nostalgia for the home country. In particular, House of Youssef is about relationships, and the customs which complicate them: children growing away from their parents, the dark secrets in marriage, the breakable bonds between friends. The stories are told with extreme minimalism - some are only two pages long - heightening their emotional intensity. The collection is framed by two soliloquies. The first expresses the longing of an old man for the homeland he will never return to. The second is the monologue of a mother addressed to her daughter, about life in the new country and its disappointments. The two sequences of stories are composed of vignettes which focus on moments of domestic crisis, and which combine, in the title sequence, to chart the demise of a single family, 'the house of Youssef'
Tone
Writing style
Awards note
Stella Prize Long-list 2020.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10807563
Cataloging source
ANL
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Kassab, Yumna
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Tertiary/Undergraduate
  • General
Literary form
short stories
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Lebanese
  • Families
  • Immigrants
Target audience
adult
Label
The house of Youssef, Yumna Kassab
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Motherland -- The house of Youssef -- Homing -- Darkness, speak
Control code
000065466517
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781925818192
Lccn
be2019031445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1107803772
Label
The house of Youssef, Yumna Kassab
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Motherland -- The house of Youssef -- Homing -- Darkness, speak
Control code
000065466517
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781925818192
Lccn
be2019031445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1107803772

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