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The Resource Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt, Yasmine El Rashidi

Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt, Yasmine El Rashidi

Label
Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt
Title
Chronicle of a last summer
Title remainder
a novel of Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Yasmine El Rashidi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Cairo, 1984. A blisteringly hot summer. A young girl in a sprawling family house. Her days pass quietly: listening to a mother's phone conversations, looking at the Nile from a bedroom window, watching the three state-sanctioned TV stations with the volume off, daydreaming about other lives. Underlying this claustrophobic routine is mystery and loss. Relatives mutter darkly about the newly-appointed President Mubarak. Everyone talks with melancholy about the past. People disappear overnight. Her own father has left, too--why, or to where, no one will say. We meet her across three decades, from youth to adulthood: As a six-year old absorbing the world around her, filled with questions she can't ask; as a college student and aspiring filmmaker pre-occupied with love, language, and the repression that surrounds her; and then later, in the turbulent aftermath of Mubarak's overthrow, as a writer exploring her own past. Reunited with her father, she wonders about the silences that have marked and shaped her life."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1977-
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El Rashidi, Yasmine
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Mubārak, Muḥammad Ḥusnī
  • Young women
  • Families
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt, Yasmine El Rashidi
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
181 p.
Isbn
9780770437299
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015050541
System control number
  • 210496
  • 820752
Label
Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt, Yasmine El Rashidi
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
181 p.
Isbn
9780770437299
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015050541
System control number
  • 210496
  • 820752

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