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The Resource Mama Hissa's mice : a novel, Saud Alsanousi ; translated by Sawad Hussain

Mama Hissa's mice : a novel, Saud Alsanousi ; translated by Sawad Hussain

Label
Mama Hissa's mice : a novel
Title
Mama Hissa's mice
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Saud Alsanousi ; translated by Sawad Hussain
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
Growing up together in the Surra section of central Kuwait, Katkout, Fahd, and Sadiq share neither ethnic origin nor religious denomination - only friendship and a rage against the unconscionable sectarian divide turning their lives into war-zone rubble. To lay bare the ugly truths, they form the protest group Fuada's Kids. Their righteous transgressions have made them targets of both Sunni and Shi'a extremists. They've also elicited the concern of Fahd's grandmother, Mama Hissa, a story-spinning font of piety, wisdom, superstition, and dire warnings, who cautions them that should they anger God, the sky will surely fall. Then one day, after an attack on his neighborhood leaves him injured, Katkout regains consciousness. His friends are nowhere to be found. Inundated with memories of his past, Katkout begins a search for them in a world that has become unrecognizable but not forsaken. Snaking through decades of Kuwaiti history well into a cataclysmic twenty-first century, Mama Hissa's Mice is a harrowing, emotional, and caustic novel of rebellion. It also speaks to the universal struggle of finding one's identity and a reason to go on, even after the sky has fallen
Member of
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sanʻūsī, Saʻūd
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7962.A59
LC item number
F5713 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Male friendship
  • Extremists
  • Grandmothers
  • Memory
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Kuwait
Label
Mama Hissa's mice : a novel, Saud Alsanousi ; translated by Sawad Hussain
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 373 pages
Isbn
9781542042161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables
System control number
  • on1126141953
  • (OCoLC)1126141953
Label
Mama Hissa's mice : a novel, Saud Alsanousi ; translated by Sawad Hussain
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 373 pages
Isbn
9781542042161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables
System control number
  • on1126141953
  • (OCoLC)1126141953

Library Locations

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