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Voices of the desert : a novel

Author: Nélida Piñon; Clifford E Landers
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Every evening, in an amorous battle devoid of love, Scheherazade succumbs to the Caliph's advances, and every night, with the help of her devoted sister Dinazarda and her loyal slave Jasmine, she entices the Caliph with her storytelling, unfurling accounts from the desert, the tundra, the bazaar, the golden-domed mosques. Scheherazade gives herself entirely to her characters, speaking as both man and woman,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Scheherazade, Queen consort of Shahryar King of Persia (Legendary character); Scheherazade, Queen consort of Shahryar King of Persia (Legendary character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nélida Piñon; Clifford E Landers
ISBN: 9780307266675 0307266672
OCLC Number: 276339268
Language Note: Translated from the Portuguese.
Notes: Originally published: Vozes do deserto. Rio de Janeiro : Record, 2004.
"A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 254 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Vozes do deserto.
Responsibility: Nélida Piñon ; translated from Brazilian Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers.
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Every evening, in an amorous battle devoid of love, Scheherazade succumbs to the Caliph's advances, and every night, with the help of her devoted sister Dinazarda and her loyal slave Jasmine, she entices the Caliph with her storytelling, unfurling accounts from the desert, the tundra, the bazaar, the golden-domed mosques. Scheherazade gives herself entirely to her characters, speaking as both man and woman, capturing the call of the muezzin, the speech of the caravans, the voices of the scattered tribes from the Red Sea to Damascus. The Caliph, unable to sate his curiosity, prolongs her life each day, desperate to hear how her stories will end. As Scheherazade brings him the tales of his people, he begins to question his cruel mandate and his own hardened heart, until, finally, Scheherazade discovers how to live out her story in a way that not even she could have imagined.

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