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The Resource Chicago : a novel, Alaa Al Aswany ; translated by Farouk Abdel Wahab

Chicago : a novel, Alaa Al Aswany ; translated by Farouk Abdel Wahab

Label
Chicago : a novel
Title
Chicago
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alaa Al Aswany ; translated by Farouk Abdel Wahab
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author of the highly acclaimed The Yacoubian Building returns with a story of love, sex, friendship, hatred, and ambition set in Chicago, with a cast of American and Arab characters achingly human in their desires and needs. Egyptian and American lives collide on a college campus in post-9/11 Chicago, and crises of identity abound in this extraordinary and eagerly anticipated new novel from Alaa Al Aswany. Among the players are a sixties-style anti-establishment professor whose relationship with a younger African-American woman becomes a moving target for intolerance; a veiled PhD candidate whose belief in the principles of her traditional upbringing is shaken by her exposure to American society; an émigré whose fervent desire to embrace his American identity is tested when he is faced with the issue of his daughter's "honor"; an Egyptian informant who spouts religious doctrines while hankering after money and power; and a dissident student poet who comes to America to finance his literary aspirations but whose experience in Chicago turns out to be more than he bargained for. Populated by a cast of intriguing, true-to-life characters, Chicago offers an illuminating portrait of America<U+2014>a complex, often contradictory land in which triumph and failure, opportunity and oppression, licentiousness and tender love, small dramas and big dreams, coexist. Beautifully rendered, Chicago is a powerfully engrossing novel of culture and individuality from one of the most original voices in contemporary world literature
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aswānī, ʻAlāʼ
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Arabic
Literary form
fiction
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Wahab, Farouk Abdel
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  • University of Illinois at the Medical Center
  • Egyptians
  • College students
Target audience
adult
Label
Chicago : a novel, Alaa Al Aswany ; translated by Farouk Abdel Wahab
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Shikagu
  • "First published in Arabic in 2007 as Shikagu by Dar El Shorouk"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780061452567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 191930309
  • (OCoLC)191930309
Label
Chicago : a novel, Alaa Al Aswany ; translated by Farouk Abdel Wahab
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Shikagu
  • "First published in Arabic in 2007 as Shikagu by Dar El Shorouk"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780061452567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 191930309
  • (OCoLC)191930309

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