An Unnecessary Woman

Nominiert: Prix Femina Etranger 2106

Aaliya Saleh lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of books. Godless, fatherless, childless and divorced, Aaliya is her family´s ´unnecessary appendage´. Every year, she translates a new favourite book into Arabic, then stows it away. The thirty-seven books that she has translated over her lifetime have never been read or touched by anyone but her.

An Unnecessary Woman is a breathtaking portrait of a woman in her solitude. It follows Aaliya´s firefly mind as it ricochets across visions of past and present Beirut. Her delightfully colourful musings on literature, philosophy and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War, and her own volatile past. As Aaliya tries to overcome her ageing body and spontaneously emotional outbursts, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to break apart the tidy life she has made for herself.

A love letter to literature, to reading and its power to define who we are, the prodigiously gifted Rabih Alameddine has given us a magnificent portrait of one woman´s life in the Middle East.

Rezension
Book lovers will adore this moving tale ... Aaliya is a sympathetic character but never a pitiful one, recognisable yet also unique. Independent on Sunday
Portrait
Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels Koolaids, and I, the Divine, The Hakawati, the story collection, The Perv, and most recently, An Unnecessary Woman. He divides his time between San Francisco and Beirut.
… weiterlesen
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 304
Erscheinungsdatum 01.02.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4721-1920-9
Verlag Little Brown & Co Inc
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/12,5/2,5 cm
Gewicht 246 g
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
8,99
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Sofort lieferbar
Versandkostenfrei
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 30456196
    Night Waking - Sarah Moss
    Night Waking
    von Sarah Moss
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 37262006
    About a Boy - Nick Hornby
    About a Boy
    von Nick Hornby
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 61175691
    Call Me by Your Name. Movie Tie-In - Andre Aciman
    Call Me by Your Name. Movie Tie-In
    von Andre Aciman
    (4)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    5,99
  • 34910866
    The Life List - Lori Nelson Spielman
    The Life List
    von Lori Nelson Spielman
    (7)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99 bisher 9,70
  • 16147262
    Call Me By Your Name - Andre Aciman
    Call Me By Your Name
    von Andre Aciman
    (4)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 4570744
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    von Mark Haddon
    (11)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 36899543
    Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan
    Crazy Rich Asians
    von Kevin Kwan
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 15399648
    Animal Farm - George Orwell
    Animal Farm
    von George Orwell
    (2)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 29974749
    Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
    Me Before You
    von Jojo Moyes
    (9)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,85 bisher 11,80
  • 70728937
    Turtles All the Way Down - John Green
    Turtles All the Way Down
    von John Green
    (3)
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    12,99
  • 4203255
    The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
    The Alchemist
    von Paulo Coelho
    (5)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 15053199
    Silver Bay - Jojo Moyes
    Silver Bay
    von Jojo Moyes
    (1)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99 bisher 9,99
  • 11640077
    Dead Poets Society - Nancy H. Kleinbaum
    Dead Poets Society
    von Nancy H. Kleinbaum
    (2)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    5,99
  • 3694885
    You Get So Alone at Times - Charles Bukowski
    You Get So Alone at Times
    von Charles Bukowski
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    13,99
  • 19261485
    To Kill a Mockingbird. 50th Anniversary Edition - Harper Lee
    To Kill a Mockingbird. 50th Anniversary Edition
    von Harper Lee
    (2)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    5,99
  • 40049317
    Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
    Everything I Never Told You
    von Celeste Ng
    (1)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 70728844
    Turtles All the Way Down - John Green
    Turtles All the Way Down
    von John Green
    (9)
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    13,99
  • 19254143
    The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
    The Catcher in the Rye
    von J.D. Salinger
    (4)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    5,99
  • 3455867
    Mother to Mother - Sindiwe Magona
    Mother to Mother
    von Sindiwe Magona
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    11,99
  • 36856212
    The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
    The Rosie Project
    von Graeme Simsion
    (7)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99

Kundenbewertungen

Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

An Unnecessary Woman - Rabih Alameddine

An Unnecessary Woman

von Rabih Alameddine

Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
8,99
+
=
Die Romantherapie - Traudl Bünger, Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin

Die Romantherapie

von Traudl Bünger

(10)
Buch (Taschenbuch)
10,00
+
=

für

18,99

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen