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Celestial Bodies

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Winner of the 2019 Man Booker International Prize

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.

The first novel originally written in Arabic to ever win the Man Booker International Prize, and the first book by a female Omani author to be translated into English, Celestial Bodies marks the arrival in the United States of a major international writer.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Celestial Bodies
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ISBN: 1-948226-94-4 / 978-1-948226-94-3 (USA edition)
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October 2019 : Canada Paperback

Title: Celestial Bodies
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ISBN: 1-4870-0790-6 / 978-1-4870-0790-4 (Canada edition)
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Title: Celestial Bodies
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ISBN: 1-76052-941-9 / 978-1-76052-941-3 (Australia edition)
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Celestial Bodies: Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019
Author(s): Jokha Alharthi
ISBN: 1-912240-16-5 / 978-1-912240-16-6 (UK edition)
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2019 : Paperback
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Title: Celestial Bodies
Author(s): Jokha Alharthi
ISBN: 9386797569 / 978-9386797568
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October 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Celestial Bodies
Author(s): Jokha Alharthi
ISBN: 1-5159-4849-8 / 978-1-5159-4849-0 (USA edition)
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October 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Celestial Bodies
Author(s): Jokha Alharthi
ISBN: 1-61803-798-6 / 978-1-61803-798-5 (USA edition)
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October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Celestial Bodies
Author(s): Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth - translator
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August 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Celestial Bodies
Author(s): Jokha Alharthi
ISBN: 1-5288-7910-4 / 978-1-5288-7910-1 (UK edition)
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Title: Celestial Bodies
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Title: Celestial Bodies
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August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Celestial Bodies
Author(s): Jokha Alharthi
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October 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Celestial Bodies
Author(s): Jokha Alharthi
Publisher: Anansi International
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October 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Celestial Bodies
Author(s): Jokha Alharthi
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September 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Celestial Bodies
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Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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