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The Resource The queue : a novel, Basma Abdel Aziz ; translated from the Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette

The queue : a novel, Basma Abdel Aziz ; translated from the Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette

Label
The queue : a novel
Title
The queue
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Basma Abdel Aziz ; translated from the Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"Set against the backdrop of a failed political uprising, The Queue is a chilling debut that evokes Orwellian dystopia, Kafkaesque surrealism, and a very real vision of life after the Arab Spring. In a surreal, but familiar, vision of modern day Egypt, a centralized authority known as 'the Gate' has risen to power in the aftermath of the 'Disgraceful Events,' a failed popular uprising. Citizens are required to obtain permission from the Gate in order to take care of even the most basic of their daily affairs, yet the Gate never opens, and the queue in front of it grows longer. Citizens from all walks of life mix and wait in the sun: a revolutionary journalist, a sheikh, a poor woman concerned for her daughter's health, and even the brother of a security officer killed in clashes with protestors. Among them is Yehia, a man who was shot during the Events and is waiting for permission from the Gate to remove a bullet that remains lodged in his pelvis. Yehia's health steadily declines, yet at every turn, officials refuse to assist him, actively denying the very existence of the bullet. Ultimately it is Tarek, the principled doctor tending to Yehia's case, who must decide whether to follow protocol as he has always done, or to disobey the law and risk his career to operate on Yehia and save his life. Written with dark, subtle humor, The Queue describes the sinister nature of authoritarianism, and illuminates the way that absolute authority manipulates information, mobilizes others in service to it, and fails to uphold the rights of even those faithful to it"--
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Summary
"In a surreal, but familiar, vision of modern day Egypt, a centralized authority known as ‘the Gate’ has risen to power in the aftermath of the ‘Disgraceful Events,’ a failed popular uprising. Citizens are required to obtain permission from the Gate in order to take care of even the most basic of their daily affairs, yet the Gate never opens, and the queue in front of it grows longer."--Provided by the publisher
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
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10518863
Cataloging source
DLC
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Abd al-Azz, Basmah
Dewey number
892.737
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Arabic
Literary form
fiction
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Jaquette, Elisabeth
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True
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  • Arabic fiction
  • Authoritarianism
  • Egypt
Target audience
adult
Label
The queue : a novel, Basma Abdel Aziz ; translated from the Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published by Dar Altanweer, Cairo
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057252054
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781612195162
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016009366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918282674
Label
The queue : a novel, Basma Abdel Aziz ; translated from the Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published by Dar Altanweer, Cairo
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057252054
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781612195162
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016009366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918282674

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