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The Resource The angel of history : a novel, Rabih Alameddine

The angel of history : a novel, Rabih Alameddine

Label
The angel of history : a novel
Title
The angel of history
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rabih Alameddine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Yemeni-born poet Jacob revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints
Summary
Follows the experiences of Yemeni-born poet Jacob, who revisits the events of his life from his upbringing in an Egyptian brothel, to his adolescence under the aegis of a wealthy father, to his years as a gay man in San Francisco at the height of the AIDS epidemic
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction, 2017.
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10533753
Cataloging source
DLC
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Alameddine, Rabih
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.L215
LC item number
A83 2016
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Cairo (Egypt)
  • Recluses
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Poets
  • Yemenis
  • Gay men
  • Devil
  • Death (Personification)
Target audience
adult
Label
The angel of history : a novel, Rabih Alameddine
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780802125767
Lccn
2016018029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 939426787
  • (OCoLC)939426787
Label
The angel of history : a novel, Rabih Alameddine
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780802125767
Lccn
2016018029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 939426787
  • (OCoLC)939426787

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