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The Resource The hakawati, Rabih Alameddine

The hakawati, Rabih Alameddine

Label
The hakawati
Title
The hakawati
Statement of responsibility
Rabih Alameddine
Title variation
  • Hakawati
  • Storyteller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. The city is a shell of the Beirut Osama remembers, but he and his friends and family take solace in the things that have always sustained them: gossip, laughter, and, above all, stories. Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching stories--of his arrival in Lebanon, an orphan of the Turkish wars, and of how he earned the name al-Kharrat, the fibster--are interwoven with classic tales of the Middle East, stunningly reimagined. Here are Abraham and Isaac; Ishmael, father of the Arab tribes; the ancient, fabled Fatima; and Baybars, the slave prince who vanquished the Crusaders. Here, too, are contemporary Lebanese whose stories tell a larger, heartbreaking tale of seemingly endless war--and of survival.--From publisher description
Storyline
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
251259
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alameddine, Rabih
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.L215
LC item number
H35 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle East
  • Storytellers
Target audience
adult
Label
The hakawati, 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
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
513 pages
Isbn
9780307386274
Lccn
2007035917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 167764279
  • (OCoLC)167764279
Label
The hakawati, 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
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
513 pages
Isbn
9780307386274
Lccn
2007035917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 167764279
  • (OCoLC)167764279

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