8 edition of A Sky So Close found in the catalog.
July 3, 2001
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||256|
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A Sky So Close: A Novel Paperback – by Betool Khedairi (Author) out of 5 stars 6 ratings See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions/5(6). A Sky So Close: A Novel is a deeply moving and thought provoking novel.
In a flowing style Betool Khedairi takes the reader though various periods of her protagonists life; starting with her childhood in the Iraqi country side in the s when Iraq was prospering as a country, to her adolescence and coming of age during the Iran-Iraq war, to her adulthood and immigration to England just prior the first Gulf war/5.
Gently poetic but emotionally unflinching, A Sky So Close is a daringly fresh look into the clash between East and West and into the soul of a woman formed by two cultures yet fully accepted by : Betool Khedairi. I wish I had known, prior to starting to read A Sky So Close To Us, that its structure is not the kind of linear narrative that I am used to reading.
Instead we readers are led by a meandering route to discover a seemingly disparate crowd of people whose lives take place decades apart.3/5. A:A more accurate translation of the book’s Arabic title would be THE SKY SEEMED SO CLOSE.
In a child’s eye, the sky seemed, like so many things, close enough to touch, yet it was so far away. In a child’s eye, the sky seemed, like so many things, close enough to touch, yet it was so far away.
a sky so close Betool Khedairi, Author, Deborah Garrison, Editor, Batul Khudayri, Author, trans. from the Arabic by Muhayman Jamil. Pantheon $23 (p) ISBN A Sky So Close: A Novel by Betool Khedairi.
This haunting coming-of-age story about a girl growing up in wartime Iraq was the subject of heated controversy when it was published in the Middle East; now in English, it offers American readers a rare chance to experience an Iraqi childhood. The frank, determined narrator is a schoolgirl living.