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Evocative and exquisite, A Sky So Close was first published to controversy in the Middle East. Now in English, it has received wide acclaim as a haunting coming-of-age tale that plunges into the heart of the cultural clash between East and West.<P>It is a story narrated by an unnamed girl born of an Iraqi father and an English mother. Raised in the very traditional Iraqi countryside, she is compelled to attend a Western school for music and ballet — and she aches for a sense of belonging. Her struggles and isolation only increase when her family moves first to Baghdad and then, at the outbreak of war, to England, where her most arduous personal trials await. In crystalline, poetic prose, Betool Khedairi presents a daringly fresh look into the soul of a woman formed by two worlds, yet fully accepted by neither.

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In this elegant, incisive debut, a young girl comes of age while aching for a sense of belonging. Daughter of an Iraqi father and an English mother, the unnamed narrator struggles with isolation both in the traditional Iraqi countryside where shes raised and at the Western school of music and ballet that her mother insists she attend. Though she finds some semblance of solace in dance, her trials increase when her family moves to Baghdad. Then comes the outbreak of war, which compels her to move with her mother to England, where her most pointed heartaches await. Gently poetic but emotionally unflinching, A Sky So Close is a daringly fresh look into the clash between East and West and into the soul of a woman formed by two cultures yet fully accepted by neither.

About the Author

Betool Khedairi lives in Amman, Jordan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385720786
Author:
Khedairi, Betool
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Translator:
Jamil, Muhayman
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
London
Subject:
Iraq
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
Iran-iraq war, 1980-1988
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2000-2
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.10x5.12x.58 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Anchor Books/Doubleday - English 9780385720786 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this elegant, incisive debut, a young girl comes of age while aching for a sense of belonging. Daughter of an Iraqi father and an English mother, the unnamed narrator struggles with isolation both in the traditional Iraqi countryside where shes raised and at the Western school of music and ballet that her mother insists she attend. Though she finds some semblance of solace in dance, her trials increase when her family moves to Baghdad. Then comes the outbreak of war, which compels her to move with her mother to England, where her most pointed heartaches await. Gently poetic but emotionally unflinching, A Sky So Close is a daringly fresh look into the clash between East and West and into the soul of a woman formed by two cultures yet fully accepted by neither.
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