"This rich tale mesmerizes with its frank sexuality and scenes of war-torn Beirut."Publishers Weekly.
The Story of Zahra: A Novelby Hanan Al-Shaykh, Hanan Shaykh
With more than 21,000 copies in print of Women Of Sand And Myrrh, and more than 15,000 copies of The Story Of Zahra, Hanan al-Shaykh is the best known and most admired woman writer of the Arab world. The paperback publication of Zahra will bring this passionate and courageous/i>/i>/i>… See more details below
With more than 21,000 copies in print of Women Of Sand And Myrrh, and more than 15,000 copies of The Story Of Zahra, Hanan al-Shaykh is the best known and most admired woman writer of the Arab world. The paperback publication of Zahra will bring this passionate and courageous novel to a much larger group of readers. Its haunting story of a young Lebanese woman who attempts to stem the violence in Beirut by initiating a sexual liaison with a sniper has "lifted the corner of a dark curtain" (Sunday Telegraph ) from a world that fascinates us all.
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it was like really badly written soft core porn. not even the good kind
i randomly found this book at the public library and i am so glad i did. it is a very touching story .. you really get into the mind of zahra and understand what she feels. its kind of a depressing book, but in a good way, because you really understand what the author was saying. ... read this book!
i thought this book was wonderful in every sense of the word. the author takes you right into the mind of the main character Zahra and her frustrations, humiliations, and disappointments. it is a somber novel with not much happiness but that is the message that i think the author wants to get across, that war is a terrible thing, it can kill people mentally if not physically, and there is nothing positive about it. the book was easy to read and the authors language is simple and inviting. i loved this book from every angle and even though it didnt have a happy ending, it depicted the truth of the lebanese civil war.