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The Resource The dust of promises, Ahlem Mosteghanemi ; translated from the Arabic by Nancy Roberts

The dust of promises, Ahlem Mosteghanemi ; translated from the Arabic by Nancy Roberts

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The dust of promises
Title
The dust of promises
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Ahlem Mosteghanemi ; translated from the Arabic by Nancy Roberts
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Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
Heartsick over the break-up of his relationship with the alluring, elusive novelist Hayat, the narrator of 'The Dust of Promises' finds himself in Paris, where he has come to receive an award for his photograph of a traumatised war-orphan, but he knows that no picture can ever fully capture the desolation and destruction he has witnessed in his Algerian homeland. When he stumbles into an art exhibition, he is struck by the power of the paintings and feels impelled to learn more about the artist - an Algerian exile whose painful longing for the country he has lost shines out of his work. The artist is none other than Khaled, the man who haunted the pages of Hayat's first novel, just as the narrator was inextricably entangled in her second. As the two men embark on a tentative friendship, a twist of fate brings Hayat herself to France, where the destinies of all of them will collide
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StDuBDS
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1953-
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Mosteghanemi, Ahlem
Dewey number
892.7'37
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Roberts, Nancy N
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  • Algerians
  • Paris (France)
Label
The dust of promises, Ahlem Mosteghanemi ; translated from the Arabic by Nancy Roberts
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Originally published: 2016
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
9781408866276
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781408866276
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The dust of promises, Ahlem Mosteghanemi ; translated from the Arabic by Nancy Roberts
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781408866276
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781408866276
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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