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The Parisian

Isabella Hammad.
Item #: D12410
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 576 / 2019
Publisher: Grove
ISBN: 9780802129437
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Living in Ottoman Palestine, Midhat Kamal is the son of a wealthy textile merchant from Nablus. A dreamer, a romantic, an aesthete, in 1914 he leaves to study medicine in France, and falls in love. When Midhat returns home to find it under British rule, and the entire region erupting with nationalist fervor, he must find a way to cope with his conflicting loyalties and the expectations of his community. In this New York Times Notable Book of 2019, the story of Midhat's life develops alongside the idea of a nation, as he and those close to him confront what it means to strive for independence in a world that seems on the verge of falling apart. "Intelligent, uncommonly poised and truly beautiful…. Isabella Hammad is an enormous talent and her book is a wonder."—Zadie Smith

 

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