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Fernández Samitier, Yvonne

Works: 1 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 101 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Epistolary fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PJ7962.A55, 892.736
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Publications about Yvonne Fernández Samitier
Publications by Yvonne Fernández Samitier
Most widely held works by Yvonne Fernández Samitier
Chicas de Riad by Rajāʼ ʻAbd Allāh Ṣāniʻ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 102 libraries worldwide
This debut novel, banned in the author's own country, reveals the social, romantic, and sexual tribulations of four young women from the elite classes of Saudi Arabia. Every week after Friday prayers, the anonymous narrator sends an email to the female subscribers of her online chat group. In fifty such emails over the course of a year, we witness the tragicomic reality of four university students negotiating their love lives, their professional success, and their rebellions, large and small, against their cultural traditions. The world these women inhabit is a modern one that contains "Sex and the City," dating, and sneaking out of their parents' houses, and all this causes the girls to collide endlessly with ancient customs. The never-ending cultural conflicts underscore the tumult of being an educated modern woman growing up in the 21st century amid a culture firmly rooted in an ancient way of life.--From publisher description
Spanish (4)
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