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Dates on My Fingers By محسن الرملي Luke Leafgren Muhsin Al-Ramli,

  • Title: Dates on My Fingers
  • Author: محسن الرملي Luke Leafgren Muhsin Al-Ramli
  • ISBN: 9789774166440
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback
  • Saleem, fed up with all the violence, religiosity, and strict family hierarchies of his Iraqi village, flees to Spain to establish a new life for himself But his lonely exile is turned upside down when he encounters his father, Noah, in a Madrid nightclub after not seeing him in than a decade Noah looks and acts like a new man, and Saleem sets out to discover the mySaleem, fed up with all the violence, religiosity, and strict family hierarchies of his Iraqi village, flees to Spain to establish a new life for himself But his lonely exile is turned upside down when he encounters his father, Noah, in a Madrid nightclub after not seeing him in than a decade Noah looks and acts like a new man, and Saleem sets out to discover the mystery of his father s presence in Spain and his altered life In doing so, he recalls formative moments in Iraq of familial love, war, and the haunting accidental death of his cousin Aliya, Saleem s partner in the hesitant, tender exploration of sexuality When the renewed relationship with his father erupts in a violent conflict, Saleem is forced to rediscover his sense of self and the hard won stability of his life Through Saleem s experiences and reflections, the fast paced narrative carries the reader between Spain and Iraq to a surprising resolution.
    Dates on My Fingers Saleem fed up with all the violence religiosity and strict family hierarchies of his Iraqi village flees to Spain to establish a new life for himself But his lonely exile is turned upside down whe

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    1. Remarkable novel.It doesn t fit my needs since I am looking for novels that give time space cultural specificity of contemporary Iraq There might be three sentences in the novel that reference contemporary Iraqi history Half the book takes place in Spain the other half in a seemingly insulated Iraqi village Still I picked up the book yesterday Today I finished it Not only is it short but I found it impossible to put down The reason Al Ramli can write He can find great depth in a single emotion F [...]

    2. How would men from typical tribal conservative Iraqi background behave in Europe read the book and you will know the answer I wasn t too excited reading through this book It did not take my imagination to any place.

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