The dove's necklace / Raja Alem ; translated from the Arabic by Katharine Halls and Adam Talib.

By: ʻĀlim, Rajāʼ [author.]
Contributor(s): Halls, Katharine [translator.] | Talib, Adam [translator.]
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Arabic Publisher: New York, NY : Overlook Duckworth, 2016Copyright date: ©2010Edition: First editionDescription: 474 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781590208984; 1590208986; 9780715645864; 0715645862Uniform titles: Ṭawq al-ḥamām. English Subject(s): Detective and mystery stories | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | FICTION -- Literary | Manners and customs | Murder -- Investigation | Mecca (Saudi Arabia) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction | Saudi Arabia -- MeccaGenre/Form: Fiction. | Psychological fiction.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Dove's necklace.DDC classification: 892.7/36 LOC classification: PJ7814.L53 | T3813 2016Other classification: FIC019000 Online resources: Cover image Awards: Winner of the 2011 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.Summary: "When a dead woman is discovered in Abu Al Roos, one of Mecca's many alleys, no one will claim the body because they are ashamed by her nakedness. As we follow Detective Nassir's investigation of the case, the secret life of the holy city of Mecca is revealed. Tackling powerful issues with beautiful and evocative writing, Raja Alem reveals a city--and a civilization--at once beholden to brutal customs, and reckoning (uneasily) with new traditions. Told from a variety of perspectives--including that of Abu Al Roos itself--The Dove's Necklace is a virtuosic work of literature, and an ambitious portrait of a changing city that deserves our attention"--
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"When a dead woman is discovered in Abu Al Roos, one of Mecca's many alleys, no one will claim the body because they are ashamed by her nakedness. As we follow Detective Nassir's investigation of the case, the secret life of the holy city of Mecca is revealed. Tackling powerful issues with beautiful and evocative writing, Raja Alem reveals a city--and a civilization--at once beholden to brutal customs, and reckoning (uneasily) with new traditions. Told from a variety of perspectives--including that of Abu Al Roos itself--The Dove's Necklace is a virtuosic work of literature, and an ambitious portrait of a changing city that deserves our attention"--

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Winner of the 2011 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.

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