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Celestial Bodies

by Jokha Alharthi

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Published 21st June 2018, 320 pages
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Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families witness Oman evolve from a traditional, slave-owning society slowly redefining itself after the colonial era, to the crossroads of its complex present. Elegantly structured and taut, Celestial Bodies is a coiled spring of a novel, telling of Oman’s coming-of-age through the prism of one family’s losses and loves.

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Celestial Bodies
by Jokha Alharthi

ISBN
9781912240166

Publisher
Sandstone Press Ltd

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
June 21, 2018

Dimensions
19.6cm x 13.0cm x 1.5cm

Page count
320 pages