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Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt / Yasmine El Rashidi.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle F ELRA (Text) 39231033305257 Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Washington Carnegie PL - Washington F (Text) 21401000317789 Adult Hardback Shelves Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780770437299
  • ISBN: 077043729X
  • ISBN: 9780770437312
  • ISBN: 0770437311
  • Physical Description: 181 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tim Duggan Books, [2016]

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"A young Egyptian woman chronicles her personal and political coming of age in this debut novel. Cairo, 1984. A blisteringly hot summer. A young girl in a sprawling family house. Her days pass quietly: listening to a mother's phone conversations, looking at the Nile from a bedroom window, watching the three state-sanctioned TV stations with the volume off, daydreaming about other lives. Underlying this claustrophobic routine is mystery and loss. Relatives mutter darkly about the newly-appointed President Mubarak. Everyone talks with melancholy about the past. People disappear overnight. Her own father has left, too--why, or to where, no one will say. We meet her across three decades, from youth to adulthood: As a six-year old absorbing the world around her, filled with questions she can't ask; as a college student and aspiring filmmaker pre-occupied with love, language, and the repression that surrounds her; and then later, in the turbulent aftermath of Mubarak's overthrow, as a writer exploring her own past. Reunited with her father, she wonders about the silences that have marked and shaped her life. At once a mapping of a city in transformation and a story about the shifting realities and fates of a single Egyptian family, Yasmine El Rashidi's Chronicle of a Last Summer traces the fine line between survival and complicity, exploring the conscience of a generation raised in silence"-- Provided by publisher.
"A coming-of-age story that follows a Cairo native from her girlhood during Mubarak's regime to her adulthood and the radical change brought by the revolution that toppled Mubarak"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Young women > Egypt > Fiction.
Families > Egypt > Fiction.
Egypt > Politics and government > 1981- > Fiction.
Mubārak, Muḥammad Ḥusnī, 1928- > Fiction.
Egypt > History > Protests, 2011- > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Historical.
Genre: Political fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

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