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An unnecessary woman / Rabih Alameddine.

Alameddine, Rabih, (author.).

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  • 8 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch FIC ALA (Text) 34207001901157 Adult Fiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria F ALA (Text) 37521530474297 AMPL Adult Fiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola FIC ALAMEDDINE (Text) 33118000162620 Adult: General Fiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood ALA (Text) 36626103586061 Adult Fiction Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown FICTION ALAM (Text) 39213000685366 Adult Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library FIC ALA (Text) 78551000513834 Fiction Available -
North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster ALA Fic. (Text) 72436000120805 Adult fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette FIC ALA (Text) 31951004242209 Main Floor - New Donations Checked out 03/14/2018
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch FIC ALAMEDDINE, RABIH (Text) 33946002854284 Fiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802122148
  • ISBN: 0802122140
  • Physical Description: 291 pages (hardcover) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Grove Press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc., [2013]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Aaliya Sohbi lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of books. Godless, fatherless, childless, and divorced, Aaliya is her family's 'unnecessary appendage.' Every year, she translates a new favorite book into Arabic, then stows it away. The thirty-seven books that Aaliya has translated over her lifetime have never been read-- by anyone. After overhearing her neighbors, 'the three witches, ' discussing her too-white hair, Aaliya accidentally dyes her hair too blue. In this breathtaking portrait of a reclusive woman's late-life crisis, readers follow Aaliya's digressive mind as it ricochets across visions of past and present Beirut. Colorful musings on literature, philosophy, and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and Aaliya's own volatile past. As she tries to overcome her aging body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left"-- from publisher's web site.
Subject: Recluses > Lebanon > Beirut > Fiction.
Women > Lebanon > Beirut > Fiction.
Beirut (Lebanon) > Fiction.
Recluses > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Cultural Heritage.

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