Celestial Bodies (Paperback)

ISBN/EAN: 9781912240166
Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: XII, 244 S.
Format (T/L/B): 1.6 x 19.9 x 13 cm
Einband: Paperback
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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. Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019.