Celestial Bodies

Author(s): Jokha Alharthi

Fiction

Winner of the 2010 Best Omani Novel Award!
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.
Translated by Marilyn Booth

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Winner - Man Booker International 2019

General Fields

  • : 9781760529413
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : March 2019
  • : September 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jokha Alharthi
  • : Paperback
  • : 1906
  • : English
  • : 256