The Resource Salt houses, Hala Alyan

Salt houses, Hala Alyan

Label
Salt houses
Title
Salt houses
Statement of responsibility
Hala Alyan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut novel about a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home ... On the eve of her daughter Alia's wedding, Salma reads the girl's future in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel, and luck. While she chooses to keep her predictions to herself that day, they will all soon come to pass when the family is up rooted in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967. Salma is forced to leave her home in Nablus; Alia's brother gets pulled into a politically militarized world he can't escape; and Alia and her gentle-spirited husband move to Kuwait City, where they reluctantly build a life with their three children. When Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait in1990, Alia and her family once again lose their home, their land, and their story as they know it, scattering to Beirut, Paris, Boston, and beyond. Soon Alia's children begin families of their own, once again navigating the burdens (and blessings) of assimilation in foreign cities. Lyrical and heartbreaking, Salt Houses is a remarkable debut novel that challenges and humanizes an age-old conflict we might think we understand--one that asks us to confront that most devastating of all truths: you can't go home again"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alyan, Hala
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.L92
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Culture conflict
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Middle East
Label
Salt houses, Hala Alyan
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; Front Flap; Front Matter; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; The Yacoub Family Tree; SALMA; MUSTAFA; ALIA; ATEF; RIHAM; ALIA; SOUAD; RIHAM; SOUAD; LINAH; ATEF; MANAR; Epilogue; Back Matter; Acknowledgments; Back Flap; Back Cover; Spine
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544912380
Lccn
2016057177
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6B1C3952-79CD-415A-8EC7-F875CD70DCDD
System control number
  • 2264528
  • (OCoLC)965922566
  • ocn965922566
  • 2264528
Label
Salt houses, Hala Alyan
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; Front Flap; Front Matter; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; The Yacoub Family Tree; SALMA; MUSTAFA; ALIA; ATEF; RIHAM; ALIA; SOUAD; RIHAM; SOUAD; LINAH; ATEF; MANAR; Epilogue; Back Matter; Acknowledgments; Back Flap; Back Cover; Spine
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544912380
Lccn
2016057177
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6B1C3952-79CD-415A-8EC7-F875CD70DCDD
System control number
  • 2264528
  • (OCoLC)965922566
  • ocn965922566
  • 2264528

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