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Like the best modern political novels, Beirut Blues is not a political statement, fingers are not pointed without understanding Hanan al Shaykh s vision is unbelieving and yet full of faith The Philadelphia InquirerA warm and hauntingly melancholic new novelby one of the most daring and controversial female writers of the Middle East San Francisco Examiner and ChronicleA finely wrought epistolary novel of lament and loss that mourns the fate of a beloved citylovely measured writing from a voice deserving to be heard Kirkus ReviewsWith the acclaim won by her first two novels, Hanan al Shaykh established herself as the Arab world s foremost woman writer Beirut Blues, published to similar acclaim, further confirms her place in Arabic literature, and brings her writing to a new, groundbreaking levelThe daring fragmented structure of this epistolary novel mirrors the chaos surrounding the heroine, Asmahan, as she futilely writes letters to her loved ones, to her friends, to Beirut, and to the war itself letters of lament that are never to be answered except with their own resounding echoes In Beirut Blues, Hanan al Shaykh evokes a Beirut that has been seen by few, and that will never be seen againLike the best modern political novels, Beirut Blues is not a political statement, fingers are not pointed without understanding Hanan al Shaykh s vision is unbelieving and yet full of faith The Philadelphia InquirerA warm and hauntingly melancholic new novelby one of the most daring and controversial female writers of the Middle East San Francisco Examiner and ChronicleA finely wrought epistolary novel of lament and loss that mourns the fate of a beloved citylovely measured writing from a voice deserving to be heard Kirkus ReviewsWith the acclaim won by her first two novels, Hanan al Shaykh established herself as the Arab world s foremost woman writer Beirut Blues, published to similar acclaim, further confirms her place in Arabic literature, and brings her writing to a new, groundbreaking levelThe daring fragmented structure of this epistolary novel mirrors the chaos surrounding the heroine, Asmahan, as she futilely writes letters to her loved ones, to her friends, to Beirut, and to the war itself letters of lament that are never to be answered except with their own resounding echoes In Beirut Blues, Hanan al Shaykh evokes a Beirut that has been seen by few, and that will never be seen again


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