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The Resource A country for dying : a novel, Abdellah Taïa ; translated by Emma Ramadan

A country for dying : a novel, Abdellah Taïa ; translated by Emma Ramadan

Label
A country for dying : a novel
Title
A country for dying
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Abdellah Taïa ; translated by Emma Ramadan
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Paris, summer of 2010. Zahira is a Moroccan prostitute late in her career whose generosity is her way of defying her humiliation and misery. Her friend Aziz, a male prostitute, admires her and emulates her. Aziz is transitioning from his past as a man into the womanhood of his future, and asks Zahira to help him choose a name for himself as a woman. Motjaba is an Iranian revolutionary, a refugee in Paris, a gay man fleeing his country at the end of his rope, who finds refuge for a few days with Zahira. And then there is Allal, Zahira's first love, who comes to Paris years later to save their love. The world of A Country for Dying is a world of dreamers, of lovers, for whom the price of dreaming is one they must pay with their flesh. Writes Taïa, "So many people find themselves in the same situation. It is our destiny: To pay with our bodies for other people's future.""--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taïa, Abdellah
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3989.2.T27
LC item number
P3913 2020
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ramadan, Emma
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prostitutes
  • Male-to-female transsexuals
  • Friendship
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
A country for dying : a novel, Abdellah Taïa ; translated by Emma Ramadan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9781609809904
Lccn
2019027770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1114282699
  • (OCoLC)1114282699
  • 2140830
Label
A country for dying : a novel, Abdellah Taïa ; translated by Emma Ramadan
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9781609809904
Lccn
2019027770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1114282699
  • (OCoLC)1114282699
  • 2140830

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