Story of Zahra, The by Hanan Al-Shaykh

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Zahra, a young Lebanese woman haunted by memories of abuse by her parents, enters into a loveless marriage in West Africa and then returns to a war-torn Beirut. By the author of Women of Sand and Myrrh.

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Hanan al-Shaykh was born and raised in Lebanon. She is the author of three novels--"Women of Sand and Myrrh, The Story of Zahra," and "Beirut Blues"--as well as a collection of short stories, "I Sweep the Sun Off Rooftops." She currently lives in London with her husband and two children.
Published December 1, 1993 by Doubleday. 215 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Banned in several Arab nations, this rich tale mesmerizes with its frank sexuality and scenes of war-torn Beirut. Zahra is a misfit mistreated by her mother, who brings her along to secret meetings wi

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