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As Though She Were Sleeping

Authors: Khoury, Elias
Publisher: Steerforth Press
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000
ISBN: 9781935744344, Related ISBNs: 193574402X, 1935744348, 9781935744023, 9781935744344
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 300,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Milia's response to her new husband Mansour and to the Arab World of 1947 is to close her eyes and drift into parallel worlds. Identities shift. Present, past, and future mingle and merge: she finds herself able to converse with the dead and foresee the future. As the novel progresses in glimpses, Milia's dreams become more navigable than the strange and obstinate "reality" in which she finds herself, and the two realms grow ever more entangled. This wondrous tapestry of love, faith, history, poetry, and vision cuts to the very heart of the deep-rooted conflicts of the region and breaks new literary ground.
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