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Author: ʻĀliyah Mamdūḥ; Marilyn Booth
Publisher: New York : The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, ©2007.
Series: Women writing the Middle East.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Leaves an indelible impression. [The Loved Ones] is rich with family and neighbors and [Alia Mamdouh] notes all of their subtle interactions and secrets."--Library Journal.

"Often intense and lyrical."--Kirkus Reviews.

This winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature mingles memories of the past with the shifting voices of the present when the estranged son of an Iraqi exile flies from his home in Toronto to visit her in Paris. As his ailing mother, the once-vibrant Suhaila, lies in a hospital bed, he acquaints himself with her constellation of close friends. Immediately, he becomes immersed in the complex relationships he has fought so hard to avoid with both his mother and his war-torn homeland. Alia Mamdouh weaves a magical tale of the human condition in this stunning and beautifully written novel of faith, family, and hope.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mamdūḥ, ʻĀliyah.
Loved ones.
New York : The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, ©2007
(OCoLC)651925066
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: ʻĀliyah Mamdūḥ; Marilyn Booth
ISBN: 9781558615564 1558615563
OCLC Number: 137244692
Language Note: Translated from Arabic.
Description: viii, 324 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Women writing the Middle East.
Other Titles: Maḥbūbāt.
Aḥibbāʼ
Responsibility: Alia Mamdouh ; translated by Marilyn Booth ; foreword by Hélène Cixous ; afterword by Ferial J. Ghazoul.

Abstract:

"Leaves an indelible impression. [The Loved Ones] is rich with family and neighbors and [Alia Mamdouh] notes all of their subtle interactions and secrets."--Library Journal.

"Often intense and lyrical."--Kirkus Reviews.

This winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature mingles memories of the past with the shifting voices of the present when the estranged son of an Iraqi exile flies from his home in Toronto to visit her in Paris. As his ailing mother, the once-vibrant Suhaila, lies in a hospital bed, he acquaints himself with her constellation of close friends. Immediately, he becomes immersed in the complex relationships he has fought so hard to avoid with both his mother and his war-torn homeland. Alia Mamdouh weaves a magical tale of the human condition in this stunning and beautifully written novel of faith, family, and hope.

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