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Item Number:  01798029

 

 

Desertion: A Novel

 

Price: US$ 98.00

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Seller Name: BookNest
Member since 5/2010
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Location: Blairstown, New Jersey, United States

Listing Date: 5/10/2010
   
     
 

 

 

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Title: Desertion: A Novel Publisher: Pantheon
Author: Abdulrazak Gurnah Publication Date: 2005
Binding/Format: Hardcover Edition: First American Edition
Condition: New in New dust jacket ISBN: 0375423540
Inventory #: 23868    
       

 

Book is BRAND NEW, unopened! Stated first American edition, no remainder mark. ; 1.2 x 8.8 x 5.8 Inches; 272 pages; Writing at the peak of his powers, Abdulrazak Gurnah gives us in Desertion a spellbinding novel of forbidden love and cultural upheaval, with  consequences powerfully reverberating through three generations and across continents—from the heyday of the British empire to the aftermath of African independence.

Early one morning in 1899, in a small, dilapidated town along the coast of Mombassa, a Muslim man, Hassanali, sets out for a mosque but doesn’t get there. Out of the desert stumbles an Englishman who collapses at Hassanali’s feet: Martin Pearce—writer, traveler, something of an Orientalist. Hassanali cares for Pearce until
the Englishman is taken to the home of colonial officer Frederick Turner to recuperate. When Pearce returns to thank his Good Samaritan, he meets and is enraptured by Rehana, Hassanali’s sister—by her gorgeous eyes and tragic aura. And so begins the passionate, illicit love affair—two lives and cultures colliding—that informs the rich, finely woven tapestry of Desertion.

Gurnah, who has been short-listed for the Booker Prize, deftly and dramatically evokes the personal and political scandals of empire, the weight of tradition—of religion and culture—in everyday lives, the role of women in Muslim society, the vicissitudes of love, the complexities of filial relationships, the inexorability of miscegenation, and the power of fiction to charm and to harm. Desertion is a highly achieved, riveting work of imagination, brimming with controlled figural inventiveness, psychological acuity, and moral complexity.  .

 

 


 

 

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