32 by Sahar Mandour

32 Paperback Feb 29 2016

By Sahar Mandour
Paperback
$14.24 USD

In this finely observed novel, five young Lebanese women navigate their professional and social lives in a city interrupted by random explosions. It is not a war zone, but there is no peace either; Beirut stands at the edge of both. These women, much like their country, have been shaped by the events of a long civil war, their childhood spent in shelters, their adolescence in an unrecognizable city under rapid reconstruction. And here they are now, negotiating the details of their adult lives, fighting to protect their identities, voices, and relationships in a society constantly under questioning. Talk of politics and gossip by the young and old animate the coffee shops. Heated debates and power dynamics unfold in bars and on the streets. Mandour’s funny and defiant style invites an intimacy, giving readers a glimpse into the absurdities and injustices of everyday life in Lebanon. With empathy and a deep honesty, Mandour narrates the lives of these women who struggle to create their own destiny while at the same time coming to terms with the identity of their Mediterranean city.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Syracuse University Press
Publication date
Feb 29 2016
Language
English
Pages
160
ISBN-13
9780815610694
ISBN-10
0815610696
Weight
172g
Dimensions
127.0mm x 203.0mm