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Manufacturer: BNA
"The most talked-about writer on the West Bank." --Ahdaf Soueif, author of In the Eye of the Sun

Touch centers on a girl, the youngest of nine sisters in a Palestinian family. In the singular world of this novella, this young woman''s everyday experiences--watching a funeral procession, fighting with her siblings, learning to read, perhaps falling in love--resonate until they have become as weighty as any national tragedy. The smallest sensations compel, the events of history only lurk at the edges--the question of Palestine, the massacre at Sabra and Shatila. In a language that feels at once natural and alienated, Shibli breaks with the traditions of modern Arabic fiction, creating a work that has been and will continue to be hailed across literatures. Here every ordinary word, ordinary action is a small stone dropped into water: of inevitable consequence. We find ourselves mesmerized one quiet ripple at a time.

SKU: 9781566568074
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Author NameShibli
Book Year2010
No. Of Pages72
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