The Situe Stories

The Situe Stories

by Frances Noble

Hardcover(1 ED)

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Overview

The Situe, or Arab grandmother, moves in and out of this collection of eleven short stories, forming an irresistible drama of an extended Arab family in twentieth-century America. Frances Khirallah Noble's deft and accomplished tales draw on her experiences and the stories told by grandmothers, aunts, and other female relatives. Each story is complete in itself, but read together they fuse to form a powerful whole.

Khirallah Noble writes of immigrants torn between two cultures, the lure of capitalist success versus the cost of assimilation, marital and parental tensions, youth and age, innovation and tradition. Chronologically arranged and covering much of the twentieth century, the book begins with Hasna Elias's immigration to America from what is now Syria and Lebanon, and ends in the present, where the situe lives in a Southern California home for the elderly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815606574
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Series: Arab American Writings Series
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.36(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
A Note to the Readerxi
Situe1
Albert and Esene14
Genevieve28
The War53
The Table65
The American Way76
The Hike to Heart Rock99
Sustenance125
Dry Goods133
Kahlil Gibran149
The Honor of Her Presence167

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