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Title The Parisian, or, Al-Barisi : a novel / Isabella Hammad.
Author Hammad, Isabella, author.
Publication New York : Grove Atlantic Press, [2019]
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 566 pages) : maps
Call # eBOOK
Summary A masterful debut novel by Plimpton Prize winner Isabella Hammad, The Parisian illuminates a pivotal period of Palestinian history through the journey and romances of one young man, from his studies in France during World War I to his return to Palestine at the dawn of its battle for independence. Midhat Kamal is the son of a wealthy textile merchant from Nablus, a town in Ottoman Palestine. A dreamer, a romantic, an aesthete, in 1914 he leaves to study medicine in France, and falls in love. When Midhat returns to Nablus to find it under British rule, and the entire region erupting with nationalist fervor, he must find a way to cope with his conflicting loyalties and the expectations of his community. The story of Midhat's life develops alongside the idea of a nation, as he and those close to him confront what it means to strive for independence in a world that seems on the verge of falling apart. Against a landscape of political change that continues to define the Middle East, The Parisian explores questions of power and identity, enduring love, and the uncanny ability of the past to disrupt the present. Lush and immersive, and devastating in its power, The Parisian is an elegant, richly-imagined debut from a dazzling new voice in fiction.
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Subject Palestinian Arabs -- Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Palestine -- History -- 1917-1948 -- Fiction.
Autonomy and independence movements -- Fiction.
Middle East -- History -- Fiction.
Nablus -- Fiction.
Autonomy and independence movements. (OCoLC)fst01736040
France -- Paris. (OCoLC)fst01205283
Middle East. (OCoLC)fst01241586
West Bank -- Nablus. (OCoLC)fst01224676
Genre Electronic books.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Alt Title Parisian
Al-Barisi
Related To Print version: Hammad, Isabella, author. Parisian, or, Al-Barisi First edition. New York : Grove Press, [2019] 9780802129437 (DLC) 2018058113
ISBN 9780802147103 (electronic bk.)
0802147100 (electronic bk.)

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