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The servant

Author: Fāṭimah Sharaf al-Dīn
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Faten's happy life in her village comes to an abrupt end when her father arranges for her to work as a servant for a wealthy Beirut family with two spoiled daughters. What does a bright, ambitious seventeen-year-old do when she is suddenly deprived of her friends, family, education and freedom? Could the mysterious, wealthy young man who lives in the next apartment building help? When Faten finally manages to make  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Bildungsromans
Young adult fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fāṭimah Sharaf al-Dīn
ISBN: 9781554983094 1554983096
OCLC Number: 810526296
Notes: Translation of: Faten.
Description: 1 online resource
Other Titles: Faten.
Responsibility: written and translated by Fatima Sharafeddine.
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Faten's happy life in her village comes to an abrupt end when her father arranges for her to work as a servant for a wealthy Beirut family with two spoiled daughters. What does a bright, ambitious seventeen-year-old do when she is suddenly deprived of her friends, family, education and freedom? Could the mysterious, wealthy young man who lives in the next apartment building help? When Faten finally manages to make contact with Marwan, a musician and engineering student, he helps her figure out a way to pursue her studies in secret. Even against the uncertain backdrop of the civil war, their romance develops, as the two conspire to exchange notes and meet at an idyllic seaside cafe. But in Lebanese society the differences in religion, class and wealth are stacked against them, and their parents have very different ideas about what their futures should be. When Marwan's mother chooses a girl who will make him a suitable wife, Faten must pick up the pieces of her life and move forward. She does so, despite the odds, pursuing a job, an education and her independence.

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