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The Resource A house at the edge of tears, Vénus Khoury-Ghata ; translated by Marilyn Hacker

A house at the edge of tears, Vénus Khoury-Ghata ; translated by Marilyn Hacker

Label
A house at the edge of tears
Title
A house at the edge of tears
Statement of responsibility
Vénus Khoury-Ghata ; translated by Marilyn Hacker
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In the city of Beirut, five shabby dwellings circle a courtyard with a pomegranate tree weeping blood red fruit. The residents hear screams in the night as a boy is beaten by his father - a punishment for masturbating in his sleep. A crime not worthy of the punishment: the neighbors gossip and decide that he must have tried to rape his sisters. The poems he writes are perhaps an even greater crime to his father, but ultimately a gift to his eldest sister, who narrates their story with a combination of brutal truth and stunning prose." "In this mesmerizing novel, celebrated novelist and poet, Khoury-Ghata, presents the disintegration of a family and a country - both ruled by a fury fueled by fear"--P. [4] of cover
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DLC
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Khoury-Ghata, Vénus
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2671.H6
LC item number
M34513 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hacker, Marilyn
Series statement
A Lannan translation series selection
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Families
Label
A house at the edge of tears, Vénus Khoury-Ghata ; translated by Marilyn Hacker
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
62113840
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
111 pages
Isbn
9781555974343
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005925172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781555974343
Label
A house at the edge of tears, Vénus Khoury-Ghata ; translated by Marilyn Hacker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
62113840
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
111 pages
Isbn
9781555974343
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005925172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781555974343

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