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The sand fish : a novel from Dubai

Author: Maha Gargash
Publisher: New York : Harper Paperbacks, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Coming of age in the 1950s, seventeen-year-old Noora is unlike other women of the sun-battered mountains at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Though she shares their poverty and, like them, bears life's hardships without complaint, she is also fiery and independent. Following the death of her mother and her father's descent into dazed madness, Noora flees the threat of an arranged marriage, only to be driven back to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maha Gargash
ISBN: 9780061744679 0061744670
OCLC Number: 291193921
Description: 361 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Maha Gargash.

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Seventeen-year-old Noora is not like the other women of the sun-battered mountains of the Arabian Peninsula in the 1950s. With the death of her mother, her father sinks into a dazed madness. That's  Read more...

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"Unadorned, poetic language, filled with well-integrated cultural detail... [A] terrific choice for bookclub discussions... This may find appeal with fans of The Kite Runner." -- Booklist "Gargash Read more...

 
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