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The Resource B as in Beirut, by Iman Humaydan Younes ; translated by Max Weiss

B as in Beirut, by Iman Humaydan Younes ; translated by Max Weiss

Label
B as in Beirut
Title
B as in Beirut
Statement of responsibility
by Iman Humaydan Younes ; translated by Max Weiss
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"The four interlocking narratives that make up this novel belong to four women who live in the same building in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war. There is Lilian with her two children, desperate to emigrate, with or without her husband. Warda cannot recover from the loss of her daughter, and finds that no matter how many times she goes over it, the story of her life no longer makes sense. Camilia has returned to Beirut to make a film about her former homeland, but becomes irrevocably caught up in its violence. Maha remains in the building even as her family, her neighbors, her city, and her country fracture around her. As the war continues each day, unending, divisions between past and present begin to break down." "Younes's intimate, haunting attention to these women's lives creates a portrait not only of her characters but of the nature of war. Here, loss is the city's most constant resident, and its story will inevitably overcome all the rest."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ḥumaydān, Īmān
Dewey number
892.7/37
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7874.U475
LC item number
B313 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Weiss, Max
Series statement
Interlink world fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apartment houses
  • Women
  • Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Lebanon
Label
B as in Beirut, by Iman Humaydan Younes ; translated by Max Weiss
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Lilian -- Warda -- Camilia -- Maha
Control code
ocn145732980
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
229 p.
Isbn
9781566567091
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007026206
System control number
(OCoLC)145732980
Label
B as in Beirut, by Iman Humaydan Younes ; translated by Max Weiss
Publication
Contents
Lilian -- Warda -- Camilia -- Maha
Control code
ocn145732980
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
229 p.
Isbn
9781566567091
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007026206
System control number
(OCoLC)145732980

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