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100 1 Alem, Raja.
245 14 The doves necklace|h[electronic resource] :|bA novel.
300 1 online resource
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520 When the body of a young woman is discovered in the Lane
of Many Heads, an alley in modern-day Mecca, no one will
claim it, as they are all ashamed of her nakedness. As
Detective Nasser pursues his investigation of the case,
seemingly all of Mecca chimes in-including the Lane of
Many Heads itself-in this brilliant, funny, profane, and
enigmatic fever dream of a novel by Raja Alem, the first
woman to win the International Prize for Arabic
Fiction.Â Nasser initially suspects that the dead woman is
Aisha, one of the residents of the Area, and he searches
her emails for clues. The world she paints embraces
everything from crime and religious extremism to the
exploitation of foreign workers by a mafia of building
contractors, who are destroying the historic areas of the
city. In stark relief with this grimness is the beauty of
her love letters to her German boyfriend. Another view
reveals the city through the eyes of Yusuf, Aisha's
neighbor, increasingly frustrated by the acceleration pace
of change. As gripping as classic noir, nuanced as a
Nabokov novel, and labyrinthine as the alleys of Mecca
itself, this powerful and disturbing work of fiction
masterfully reveals a city and a civilization in all its
contradictions, at once beholden to brutal customs and
uneasily coming to terms with new traditions. Raja Alem's
singular The Dove's Necklace is a virtuosic work of
literature that deserves the world's attention.
533 Electronic reproduction.|bNew York :|cThe Overlook Press,
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