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  • The Story of Zahra
  • Written by Hanan al-Shaykh
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The Story of Zahra

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With more than 21,000 copies in print of  Women Of Sand And Myrrh, and more than  15,000 copies of The Story Of  Zahra, Hanan al-Shaykh is the best known and most  admired woman writer of the Arab world. The paperback  publication of Zahra will bring  this passionate and courageous novel to a much  larger group of readers. Its haunting story of a  young Lebanese woman who attempts to stem the  violence in Beirut by initiating a sexual liaison with a  sniper has "lifted the corner of a dark  curtain" (Sunday Telegraph )  from a world that fascinates us  all.
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Hanan al-Shaykh, an award-winning journalist, novelist, and playwright, is the author of the short story collection I Sweep the Sun off Rooftops; the novels The Story of Zahra, Women of Sand and Myrrh, Beirut Blues, and Only in London; and a memoir about her mother, The Locust and the Bird. She was raised in Beirut, educated in Cairo, and lives in London.

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"The Story Of Zahra is a classic by  any standards."--Village Voice  Literary Supplement.  

"This rich tale mesmerizes with its frank sexuality  and scenes of war-torn  Beirut."--Publishers Weekly.

  • The Story of Zahra by Hanan al-Shaykh
  • December 15, 1996
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Anchor
  • $15.95
  • 9780385472067

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