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An unnecessary woman

Author: Rabih Alameddine
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An obsessive introvert in Beirut, eschewed by her family and neighbors for her divorced status and lack of religious reverence, quietly translates favorite books into Arabic while struggling with her aging body, until an unthinkable disaster threatens what little life remains to her.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rabih Alameddine
ISBN: 9780802122148 0802122140 9780802122940 0802122949
OCLC Number: 875243739
Awards: Commended for National Book Awards (Fiction) 2014
Description: 291 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Rabih Alameddine.

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An obsessive introvert in Beirut, eschewed by her family and neighbors for her divorced status and lack of religious reverence, quietly translates favorite books into Arabic while struggling with her aging body, until an unthinkable disaster threatens what little life remains to her.

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Finalist for the National Book Award "Washington Post" Top 50 Fiction Books of 2014; "Kirkus" Best Books of 2014; NPR Best Books of 2014; Amazon 100 Best Books of 2014; "The Christian Science Read more...

 
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