Celestial Bodies

Titel: Celestial Bodies
Uitgavedatum: 2010
Uitgever: Catapult
Pagina's: 256
ISBN13: 9781948226943

In the village of al-Awafi in Oman, we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla, who chooses to refuse all offers and await a reunion with the man she loves, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families, their losses and loves, unspool beautifully against a backdrop of a rapidly changing Oman, a country evolving from a traditional, slave-owning society into its complex present. Through the sisters, we glimpse a society in all its degrees, from the very poorest of the local slave families to those making money through the advent of new wealth.

Add on Goodreads
2,615 reviews on Goodreads
15,080 ratings on Goodreads
Average Rating: 3.42