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Tale of a Certain Orient - Hatoum, Milton, and Watson, Ellen (Translated by), and Gledson, John (Translated by)
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When Emilie, the matriarch of a large and unruly family of Lebanese emigrants, is on her deathbed, her granddaughter must return to Manaus and her childhood home to say goodbye. Here, in the heart of the Amazon, she becomes enveloped in memories, as family and friends gather round to tell their own tales. We hear of how Uncle Hanna first left Lebanon for Brazil early in the twentieth century; of Soraya Angela, the illegitimate deaf-mute child whose short life was blighted by fear and prejudice; of Uncle Emir and his ...

Tale of a Certain Orient 2007, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9780747569077

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Tale of a Certain Orient 2004, Bloomsbury UK, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780747569060

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