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The Loved Ones

(2006)
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"Ferocious, visceral descriptions . . . give a powerful sense not only of Suhaila's world but also of the way we make and understand memories."-Booklist

"Often intense and lyrical."-Kirkus Reviews

This winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Prize for Literature mingles memories of the past with the shifting voices of the present when the estranged son of an Iraqi exile flies from his home in Toronto to visit her in Paris. As his ailing mother, the once-vibrant Suhaila, lies in a hospital bed, he acquaints himself with her constellation of close friends. Immediately, he becomes immersed in the complex relationships he has fought so hard to avoid: with his mother and his war-torn homeland. Alia Mamdouh weaves a magical tale of the human condition in this stunning and beautifully written novel of faith, family, and hope.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

December 2006 : Hardback
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Title: The Loved Ones
Author(s): Alia Mamdouh And Marilyn Booth
ISBN: 9774249410 / 978-9774249419
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2008 : Paperback
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Title: The Loved Ones
Author(s): Alia Mamdouh
ISBN: 9774162080 / 978-9774162084
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Pr
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October 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Loved Ones
Author(s): Alia Mamdouh
ISBN: 1-906697-09-4 / 978-1-906697-09-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arabia Books Ltd
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Loved Ones: A Modern Arabic Novel (Women Writing the Middle East)
Author(s): Alia Mamdouh
ISBN: 1-55861-556-3 / 978-1-55861-556-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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