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Celestial Bodies

Celestial Bodies

Author: Jokha Alharthi
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Description

Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada.


These three women and their families witness Oman evolve from a traditional, slave-owning society slowly redefining itself after the colonial era, to the crossroads of its complex present. Elegantly structured and taut, Celestial Bodies is a coiled spring of a novel, telling of Oman's coming-of-age through the prism of one family's losses and loves.

Awards

WINNER of the 2019 International Booker Prize

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General Fields

  • : 9781912240166
  • : Sandstone Press Limited
  • : Sandstone Press Limited
  • : August 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jokha Alharthi
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.92
  • : 320