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The Resource The Occasional Virgin, Hanan al-Shaykh ; translated from the Arabic by Catherine Cobham

The Occasional Virgin, Hanan al-Shaykh ; translated from the Arabic by Catherine Cobham

Label
The Occasional Virgin
Title
The Occasional Virgin
Statement of responsibility
Hanan al-Shaykh ; translated from the Arabic by Catherine Cobham
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
In this frank and fearless novel, acclaimed writer Hanan al-Shaykh follows the tumultuous lives and sometimes shocking choices of women successful in their careers but unlucky in love. On a sunny beach on the Italian Riviera, two thirtysomething women, Yvonne and Huda, relax by the sparkling sea. But despite the setting, as their vacation unfolds, their complicated pasts seep through to the idyllic present. Both women spent their childhoods in Lebanon--Yvonne raised in a Christian family, Huda in a Muslim one--and they now find themselves torn between the traditional worlds they were born into and the successful professional identities they've created. Three months later, when Huda (a theater director from Toronto) visits Yvonne (an advertising executive) in London, a chance encounter with a man at Speaker's Corner leads to profound repercussions for them both. As the novel continues, each woman will undertake her own quest for love and romance, revenge and fulfillment. Witty and wry, The Occasional Virgin is a poignant and perceptive tale for our time
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaykh, Ḥanān
Dewey number
892.7/36
Index
no index present
Language note
In English, translated from the Arabic
LC call number
PJ7862.H356
LC item number
A2 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cobham, Catherine
  • Shaykh, Ḥanān
  • Shaykh, Ḥanān
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Riviera (Italy)
  • Lebanon
  • London (England)
Label
The Occasional Virgin, Hanan al-Shaykh ; translated from the Arabic by Catherine Cobham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Consists of the English translation of two Arabic works previously published separately under the titles: Imra'atān ʻalā shāṭi' al-baḥr (2003), and, ʻAdhārá Lundunistān (2015)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1006804899
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781524747510
Lccn
2017059865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006804899
Label
The Occasional Virgin, Hanan al-Shaykh ; translated from the Arabic by Catherine Cobham
Publication
Copyright
Note
Consists of the English translation of two Arabic works previously published separately under the titles: Imra'atān ʻalā shāṭi' al-baḥr (2003), and, ʻAdhārá Lundunistān (2015)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1006804899
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781524747510
Lccn
2017059865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006804899

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