Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt / Yasmine El Rashidi.
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|Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch||FIC EL RASHIDI, YASMINE (Text)||33946003115446||Fiction . 2nd Floor||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780770437299
- ISBN: 077043729X
- ISBN: 9780770437312
- ISBN: 0770437311
- Physical Description: 181 pages ; 20 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Tim Duggan Books, 
- Copyright: ©2016
|Summary, etc.:|| "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.
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