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Chronicle of a last summer

a novel of Egypt

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An edition of Chronicle of a last summer (2016)

Chronicle of a last summer

a novel of Egypt

First edition.
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"A young Egyptian woman chronicles her personal and political coming of age in this debut novel. Cairo, 1984. A blisteringly hot summer. A young girl in a sprawling family house. Her days pass quietly: listening to a mother's phone conversations, looking at the Nile from a bedroom window, watching the three state-sanctioned TV stations with the volume off, daydreaming about other lives. Underlying this claustrophobic routine is mystery and loss. Relatives mutter darkly about the newly-appointed President Mubarak. Everyone talks with melancholy about the past. People disappear overnight. Her own father has left, too--why, or to where, no one will say. We meet her across three decades, from youth to adulthood: As a six-year old absorbing the world around her, filled with questions she can't ask; as a college student and aspiring filmmaker pre-occupied with love, language, and the repression that surrounds her; and then later, in the turbulent aftermath of Mubarak's overthrow, as a writer exploring her own past. Reunited with her father, she wonders about the silences that have marked and shaped her life. At once a mapping of a city in transformation and a story about the shifting realities and fates of a single Egyptian family, Yasmine El Rashidi's Chronicle of a Last Summer traces the fine line between survival and complicity, exploring the conscience of a generation raised in silence"--

"A coming-of-age story that follows a Cairo native from her girlhood during Mubarak's regime to her adulthood and the radical change brought by the revolution that toppled Mubarak"--

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Cover of: Chronicle of a Last Summer
Chronicle of a Last Summer: A Novel of Egypt
2017, Crown Publishing Group
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Cover of: Chronicle of a last summer
Chronicle of a last summer: a novel of Egypt
2016
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Dewey Decimal Class
813/.6
Library of Congress
PS3605.L147 C48 2016, PS3605.L147C48 2016

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Pagination
181 pages
Number of pages
181

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27211350M
Internet Archive
chronicleoflasts0000elra_e0a0
ISBN 10
077043729X
ISBN 13
9780770437299
LCCN
2015050541
OCLC/WorldCat
923548100

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