The Parisian, or, al-Barisi : a novel

The Parisian, or, al-Barisi : a novel
Hammad, Isabella
  • Item Type: Book - HAMM HISTORICAL
  • Published: 2019
  • Copies Currently On Shelf:
  • Queue Length: 8
Description

Midhat Kamal is the son of a wealthy textile merchant from Nablus, a town in Ottoman Palestine. A dreamer, a romantic, an aesthete, in 1914 he leaves to study medicine in France, and falls in love. When Midhat returns to Nablus to find it under British rule, and the entire region erupting with nationalist fervor, he must find a way to cope with his conflicting loyalties and the expectations of his community. The story of Midhat's life develops alongside the idea of a nation, as he and those close to him confront what it means to strive for independence in a world that seems on the verge of falling apart.

Availability

View detailed information about each copy of this item.

Location Type Call Number Status
Rowville Library Book HAMM HISTORICAL In Transit
Yarra Junction Library Book HAMM HISTORICAL On Loan - Due 25-05-2019
MARC Record Data

Learn more about this item by exploring its MARC data.

ISBN:

9781911214434 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Hammad, Isabella,

Title:

The Parisian, or, al-Barisi : a novel / Isabella Hammad.

Portion of title:

Parisian

Portion of title:

Al-Barisi

Publication Info:

London : Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

550 pages ; 24 cm

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Autonomy and independence movements--Fiction.

Geographic term:

Middle East--History--Fiction.

Geographic term:

Nablus--Fiction.

Geographic term:

Paris (France)--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Bildungsromans.

Genre index term:

Historical fiction.

Goodreads Reviews

Explore what fellow readers on Goodreads are saying about this title.