The Parisian, or, Al-Barisi : a novel
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New York : Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, [2019].
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Published
New York : Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, [2019].
Format
Book
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ix, 566 pages ; 24 cm
Street Date
1904
Language
English

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Maps on lining papers
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A masterful debut novel by Plimpton Prize winner Isabella Hammad, The Parisian illuminates a pivotal period of Palestinian history through the journey and romances of one young man, from his studies in France during World War I to his return to Palestine at the dawn of its battle for independence. Midhat Kamal is the son of a wealthy textile merchant from Nablus, a town in Ottoman Palestine. A dreamer, a romantic, an aesthete, in 1914 he leaves to study medicine in France, and falls in love. When Midhat returns to Nablus to find it under British rule, and the entire region erupting with nationalist fervor, he must find a way to cope with his conflicting loyalties and the expectations of his community. The story of Midhat's life develops alongside the idea of a nation, as he and those close to him confront what it means to strive for independence in a world that seems on the verge of falling apart. Against a landscape of political change that continues to define the Middle East, The Parisian explores questions of power and identity, enduring love, and the uncanny ability of the past to disrupt the present. Lush and immersive, and devastating in its power, The Parisian is an elegant, richly-imagined debut from a dazzling new voice in fiction.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hammad, I. (2019). The Parisian, or, Al-Barisi: a novel (First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.). Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hammad, Isabella. 2019. The Parisian, Or, Al-Barisi: A Novel. Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hammad, Isabella. The Parisian, Or, Al-Barisi: A Novel Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hammad, Isabella. The Parisian, Or, Al-Barisi: A Novel First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition., Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2019.

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