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Sarmada

Author: Fādī ʻAzzām; Adam Talib
Publisher: Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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A world away from Damascus, in the remote hills of Syria, lies Sarmada, a Druze village whose people and landscape are animated with a strange magic. In the rocky isolation of Sarmada, words take on new meanings and people take on new format, as fantasy, sex, transmigrating souls, potions and soothsayers all conspire. The country may struggle against the forces of the Ottoman Empire, the French, and then the Ba'ath,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Arabic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fādī ʻAzzām; Adam Talib
ISBN: 9781566568722 1566568722 9781566568623 1566568625
OCLC Number: 748674634
Notes: "Originally published by Swallow Editions (IK) in 2011" --Title page verso.
Description: ii, 216 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Sarmadah.
Responsibility: by Fadi Azzam ; translated from the Arabic by Adam Talib.

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A world away from Damascus, in the remote hills of Syria, lies Sarmada, a Druze village whose people and landscape are animated with a strange magic. In the rocky isolation of Sarmada, words take on new meanings and people take on new format, as fantasy, sex, transmigrating souls, potions and soothsayers all conspire. The country may struggle against the forces of the Ottoman Empire, the French, and then the Ba'ath, but in the village it is the forces of society, family, and passion that are all-important. Through the stories of three of Sarmada's women, this bold and dazzling novel portrays desire and destiny in a place beyond history. Fadi Azzam's Sarmada is a captivating, unforgettable debut.

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