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A Life Full of Holes: A Novel Recorded and Translated by Paul Bowles

Authors: Layachi, Larbi
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC000000
ISBN: 9780061978920, Related ISBNs: 0061978922, 9780061565298, 9780061978920
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 352,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

One of the most unusual literary innovations ever produced, A Life Full of Holes is the result of a singular collaboration between two remarkable individuals: Driss ben Hamed Charhadi, an illiterate North African servant and street vendor, and legendary American novelist and essayist Paul Bowles. The powerful story of a shepherd and petty trafficker struggling to maintain hope as he wrestles with the grim realities of daily life, it is the first novel ever written in the Arabic dialect Moghrebi, faithfully recorded and translated into English by Bowles. Straightforward yet rich in complex emotions, it is a fascinating inside look at an unfamiliar culture—harsh and startling, yet interwoven with a poignant, poetic beauty.

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