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The Resource Straight from the horse's mouth, Meryem Alaoui ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan

Straight from the horse's mouth, Meryem Alaoui ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan

Label
Straight from the horse's mouth
Title
Straight from the horse's mouth
Statement of responsibility
Meryem Alaoui ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
This hilarious, colorful portrait of a prostitute navigating life in modern Morocco introduces a promising new literary voice. Jmiaa, a prostitute in Casablanca, lives alone with her daughter. A woman of strong character and quick wit, she doesn't hold back when describing the world around her: her lover Chaïba, a crude, wordless brute, or Halima, her depressed fellow prostitute who reads the Qur'an between clients, or Mouy, her mother with implacable moral standards who seems completely ignorant of her daughter's work. Then along comes a young woman, Chadlia--dubbed "Horse Mouth" by Jmiaa--who wants to make her first film about the life of this Casa neighborhood. She's looking for an actress... In this breakout debut novel, Meryem Alaoui gives us a vibrant picture of daily life in a working-class Morocco where everyone copes with difficulties through vitality and resourcefulness
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Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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Alaoui, Meryem
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alaoui Meryem
  • Prostitutes
  • Women
  • Motion pictures
  • Working class
  • Casablanca (Morocco)
Label
Straight from the horse's mouth, Meryem Alaoui ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French as: La vérité sort de la bouche du cheval in 2018 by Éditions Gallimard, Paris."--Title page verso
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
291 p.
Isbn
9781892746795
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 395083
  • 939236
Label
Straight from the horse's mouth, Meryem Alaoui ; translated from the French by Emma Ramadan
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French as: La vérité sort de la bouche du cheval in 2018 by Éditions Gallimard, Paris."--Title page verso
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
291 p.
Isbn
9781892746795
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 395083
  • 939236

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