Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi audiobook

Celestial Bodies

By Jokha Alharthi
Translated by Marilyn Booth
Read by Laurence Bouvard

Tantor Audio 9781948226943
8.11 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781977364159

Set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, 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.

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Set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, 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.

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Author Bio: Jokha Alharthi

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 8.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English