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100 1  Alem, Raja. 
245 14 The doves necklace|h[electronic resource] :|bA novel.
       |cRaja Alem. 
260    |c2016. 
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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. 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. 
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