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The Parisian, or, al-Barisi : a novel / Isabella Hammad.

Hammad, Isabella, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802129437
  • ISBN: 0802129439
  • Physical Description: ix, 566 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Maps on lining papers.
Summary, etc.:
A masterful debut novel by Plimpton Prize winner Isabella Hammad, The Parisian illuminates a pivotal period of Palestinian history through the journey and romances of one young man, from his studies in France during World War I to his return to Palestine at the dawn of its battle for independence.
Midhat Kamal is the son of a wealthy textile merchant from Nablus, a town in Ottoman Palestine. A dreamer, a romantic, an aesthete, in 1914 he leaves to study medicine in France, and falls in love. When Midhat returns to Nablus 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. 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.
Subject: Autonomy and independence movements > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
Middle East > History > Fiction.
Nablus > Fiction.
Paris (France) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.