RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 137244692 LA Translated from Arabic. T1 The loved ones A1 Mamdūḥ, ʻĀliyah., Booth, Marilyn., PB The Feminist Press at the City University of New York PP New York YR 2007 SN 9781558615564 1558615563 AB "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.