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The Resource The American quarter, by Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar

The American quarter, by Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar

Label
The American quarter
Title
The American quarter
Statement of responsibility
by Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
The American Quarter is set in an enclave of stairways in the Mediterranean port of Tripoli, on the northern coast of Lebanon. Unfolding at the height of the US-led invasion of Iraq, it revolves around the radicalization of an ordinary youth named Ismail. But Ismail's story is part of a larger one that entails his father Bilal, a massacre survivor; his young disabled brother, whom Ismail looks after; his spirited mother Intisar, a maid like her mother before her in the wealthy, powerful Azzam household; and Abdelkarim, the Azzam family's only son, addicted to poetry and opera, and pining for his lost Polish ballerina-- all depicted by Douaihy with irony and affection
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duwayhī, Jabbūr
Dewey number
892.7/36
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7820.U92
LC item number
H3913 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young men
  • Radicalization
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Families
  • Tripoli (Lebanon)
Label
The American quarter, by Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Arabic
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
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9781566560306
Lccn
2017031323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn993033012
  • (OCoLC)993033012
Label
The American quarter, by Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Arabic
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
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9781566560306
Lccn
2017031323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn993033012
  • (OCoLC)993033012

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