The Locust and the Bird: My Mother's Story by Hanan Al-Shaykh

The Locust and the Bird: My Mother's Story

byHanan Al-Shaykh

Kobo ebook | August 25, 2009

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In a masterly act of literary transformation, celebrated novelist Hanan al-Shaykh re-creates the dramatic life and times of her mother, Kamila.
 
Married at a young age against her will, Kamila soon fell head-over-heels in love with another man—and was thus forced to choose between her children and her lover. As the narrative unfolds through the years—from the bazaars, cinemas and apartments of 1930s Beirut to its war-torn streets decades later—we follow this passionate woman as she survives the tragedies and celebrates the triumphs of a life lived to the very fullest.


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About The Author

Hanan al-Shaykh was born & raised in Lebanon. She is the author of three novels - "Women of Sand & Myrrh", "The Story of Zahra"&"Beirut Blues" - as well as a collection of short stories, "I Sweep the Sun off Rooftops". She currently lives in London with her husband & two children.
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Title:The Locust and the Bird: My Mother's StoryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 25, 2009Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307378365

ISBN - 13:9780307378361

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