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As Though She Were Sleeping

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Book Summary of As Though She Were Sleeping

Meelyas dreams are her refuge from events that threaten her or escape her understanding. She leaves her home in Lebanon to live in Nazareth with her Palestinian husband, but Mansour an older man who fell for her beauty is frustrated by her spiritual absence.

When Mansours brothers death demands a move to Jaffa the centre of early tensions between Jewish settlers and displaced Palestinians Meelya withdraws further into the realm of dreams. Expecting the birth of their son, Mansour can only watch as she cuts loose from the physical world.

Over three traumatic nights, past, present and future merge seamlessly into a series of visions that draw the reader towards a conclusion that is powerfully symbolic of the ongoing troubles in the Middle East.

Details of Book: As Though She Were Sleeping (BSID:113358)

Book As Though She Were Sleeping
Author Elias Khoury
ISBN 0857050532
ISBN-13 9780857050533, 978-0857050533
Binding Paperback
Publisher Quercus
Publishing Date 2012
Number of Pages 368
Language English
Weight 240 grams

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Hayfa June 10, 2011 review from Goodreads

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Salma March 29, 2012 review from Goodreads

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Samar March 10, 2011 review from Goodreads

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Sherif June 20, 2012 review from Goodreads

While she was sleepingSherif AzerDaily News Egypt : 12 - 06 - 2008"For in that sleep of death what dreams may come. -William ShakespeareIn his latest novel, "Ka'anaha Nae'ma (As If She Were Sleeping), prominent Lebanese novelist, playwright and critic Elias Khoury takes his readers to a mystifyin...

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