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Death of a monk

Author: Alon Hilu; Evan Fallenberg
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Confused and unhappy, Aslan embarks on an ill-advised relationship with an Italian monk, with disastrous consequences.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alon Hilu; Evan Fallenberg
ISBN: 9780099490647 0099490641
OCLC Number: 220752036
Notes: Originally pub. by Xargol Books, Israel in Hebrew: Mot ha-nazir, 2004.
Description: 308 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Mot ha-nazir.
Responsibility: Alon Hilu ; translated from the Hebrew by Evan Fallenberg.

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In 1840s Damascus, Aslan Farhi leads a miserable life. Despised by his wealthy father, bullied by his siblings, and humiliated by his mother, he forms a close friendship with another boy, only for  Read more...

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"A harrowing tale of love, lust and betrayal in 19th-century Damascus...Hilu has taken a piece of history and cast it in another light" -- Daneet Steffens * Scotland on Sunday * "[He] writes with Read more...

 
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