Celestial Bodies

Celestial Bodies

Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019

Paperback (21 Jun 2018)

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Synopsis

Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019

The judges called the book ‘A richly imagined, engaging and poetic insight into a society in transition and into lives previously obscured.’

'Celestial Bodies' is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families witness Oman evolve from a traditional, slave-owning society slowly redefining itself after the colonial era, to the crossroads of its complex present.

Book information

ISBN: 9781912240166
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
Imprint: Sandstone Press
Pub date:
Edition: Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 11979
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 182g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 20mm