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The stone woman : a novel

Author: Tariq Ali
Publisher: New York, NY : Open Road Integrated Media, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of a dying man and a waning empireThe Stone Woman has stood on the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul for generations. The ancient pagan icon has become a confessor, allowing people to release their guilt without consequence. Close to the Stone Woman is the family home of Iskander Pasha, a distant descendant of an exiled Ottoman courtier. When the aged Iskander suffers a stroke, his family rushes to his side to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ali, Tariq.
Stone Woman : A Novel.
Newburyport : Open Road Media, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tariq Ali
ISBN: 9781480448551 1480448559
OCLC Number: 865018541
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed November 21, 2013).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; ONE; TWO; THREE; FOUR; FIVE; SIX; SEVEN; EIGHT; NINE; TEN; ELEVEN; TWELVE; THIRTEEN; FOURTEEN; FIFTEEN; SIXTEEN; SEVENTEEN; EIGHTEEN; NINETEEN; TWENTY; TWENTY-ONE; TWENTY-TWO; TWENTY-THREE; TWENTY-FOUR; TWENTY-FIVE; Appendix; About the Author; Preview: A Sultan in Palermo; Copyright.
Responsibility: Tariq Ali.

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The story of a dying man and a waning empireThe Stone Woman has stood on the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul for generations. The ancient pagan icon has become a confessor, allowing people to release their guilt without consequence. Close to the Stone Woman is the family home of Iskander Pasha, a distant descendant of an exiled Ottoman courtier. When the aged Iskander suffers a stroke, his family rushes to his side to hear his last stories. As the dying man revisits his life, a complex family drama emerges, tracing the labored final breaths of an empire in decline. Through the diverse Pasha clan, Tariq Ali reveals sexual intrigue, political unrest, and domestic tension simmering in the ashes of the Ottoman Empire. In the third book of his acclaimed Islam Quintet, Ali draws a nuanced and powerful portrait of the Muslim world.

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