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The Parisian, or, Al-Barisi

By: Hammad, Isabella

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1784705705 / 9781784705701
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823.92
06/02/2020
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England
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20 cm 549 pages : maps (black and white)
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2019.

'A sublime reading experience: delicate, restrained, surpassingly intelligent, uncommonly poised and truly beautiful' Zadie Smith**WINNER OF THE BETTY TRASK AWARD 2020***SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION 2020**SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD FICTION AWARD 2019*Midhat Kamal - dreamer, romantic, aesthete - leaves Palestine in 1914 to study medicine in France, under the tutelage of Dr Molineu.

He falls deeply in love with Jeannette, the doctor's daughter.

But Midhat soon discovers that everything is fragile: love turns to loss, friends become enemies and everyone is looking for a place to belong.

Through Midhat's eyes we see the tangled politics and personal tragedies of a turbulent era - the Palestinian struggle for independence, the strife of the early twentieth century, and the looming shadow of the Second World War.

Lush and immersive, and devastating in its power, The Parisian is an elegant, richly-imagined debut from a dazzling new voice in fiction.

BIC:

1DDF France, 1FBP Palestine, 1QDT Ottoman Empire, 3JJ 20th century, FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FRH Historical romance, FV Historical fiction

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