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The dove's necklace / Raja Alem ; translated from the Arabic by Katharine Halls and Adam Talib.

'Ālim, Rajā' author. (Author). Halls, Katharine, translator. (Added Author). Talib, Adam, translator. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison M (Text) 39391006744914 Mystery Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library FIC Alem (Text) 31208912452572 fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781590208984 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1590208986 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 474 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: "When a dead woman is discovered in Abu Al Roos, one of Mecca's many alleys, no one will claim the body because they are ashamed by her nakedness. As we follow Detective Nassir's investigation of the case, the secret life of the holy city of Mecca is revealed. Tackling powerful issues with beautiful and evocative writing, Raja Alem reveals a city--and a civilization--at once beholden to brutal customs, and reckoning (uneasily) with new traditions. Told from a variety of perspectives--including that of Abu Al Roos itself--The Dove's Necklace is a virtuosic work of literature, and an ambitious portrait of a changing city that deserves our attention"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Detectives > Saudi Arabia > Mecca > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Mecca (Saudi Arabia) > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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