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Title:
A house at the edge of tears
Author:
Khoury-Ghata, Vénus.
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Uniform Title:
Maison au bord des larmes. English
Publication Information:
Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, [2005]

©2005
Physical Description:
111 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
"In the city of Beirut, five shabby dwellings circle a courtyard with a pomegranate tree weeping blood red fruit. The residents hear screams in the night as a boy is beaten by his father - a punishment for masturbating in his sleep. A crime not worthy of the punishment: the neighbors gossip and decide that he must have tried to rape his sisters. The poems he writes are perhaps an even greater crime to his father, but ultimately a gift to his eldest sister, who narrates their story with a combination of brutal truth and stunning prose." "In this mesmerizing novel, celebrated novelist and poet, Khoury-Ghata, presents the disintegration of a family and a country - both ruled by a fury fueled by fear"--Page 4 of cover.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781555974343
Format :
Book

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