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Touch by Adania Shibli
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Description

Touch centers on a girl, the youngest of nine sisters in a Palestinian family. In the singular world of this novella, this young womans everyday experiences resonate until they have become as weighty as any national tragedy. The smallest sensations compel, the events of history only lurk at the edges--the question of Palestine, the massacre at Sabra and Shatila. In a language that feels at once natural and alienated, Shibli breaks with the traditions of modern Arabic fiction, creating a work that has been and will continue to be hailed across literatures. Here every ordinary word, ordinary action is a small stone dropped into water: of inevitable consequence. We find ourselves mesmerized one quiet ripple at a time.
Release date Australia
March 27th, 2014
Author
Contributor
Translated by Paula Haydar
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Interlink Books
Pages
72
Dimensions
140x197x8
ISBN-13
9781566568074
Product ID
4115316

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