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The Resource June rain, Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar

June rain, Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar

Label
June rain
Title
June rain
Statement of responsibility
Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
One of Lebanon's leading writers recreates a village forever transformed by the massacre of one Christian community by another, and its impact on a mother and her long-estranged son. On June 16, 1957, a shoot-out in a village church in northern Lebanon leaves two dozen people dead. In the aftermath of the massacre, the town is divided in two: the Al-Ramis in the north and their rivals, the Al-Semaanis, in the south. But lives once so closely intertwined cannot easily be divided. Neighbors turn into enemies, and husbands and wives are forced to choose between loyalty to each other and loyalty to their clan. Drawing on an actual killing that took place in his home town, Douaihy reconstructs that June day from the viewpoints of people who witnessed the killings or whose lives were forever altered by them. A young girl overhears her father lending his gun to his cousins but refusing to accompany them to the church. A school boy walks past the dead bodies, laid out in the town square on beds brought out from the houses. A baker, whose shop is trapped on the wrong side of the line, hopes the women who buy his bread will protect him. At the center of Douaihy's masterful novel is Eliyya, who, twenty years after emigrating to the US, returns to the village to learn about the father who was shot through the heart in the massacre: the father he never knew. But can the village, alive with the ghosts of his childhood, really provide Eliyya answers to questions he can't even articulate? With an incredible eye for detail, Douaihy describes that fateful Sunday when rain poured from the sky and the traditions and affections of village life were consumed by violence and revenge
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duwayhī, Jabbūr
Dewey number
892.7/37
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7820.U92
LC item number
M3813 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Homecoming
  • Mothers and sons
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Christians
  • Massacres
  • Political violence
  • Loyalty
  • Revenge
  • Lebanon
Label
June rain, Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781623719289
Lccn
2019029448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1110123223
  • (OCoLC)1110123223
Label
June rain, Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781623719289
Lccn
2019029448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1110123223
  • (OCoLC)1110123223

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