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A rare blue bird flies with me
A rare blue bird flies with me
Fadel, Youssef, 1949-2016
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It is spring 1990 in a dingy small-town Moroccan bar. Zina is serving drinks when a mysterious man approaches her. The man gives Zina a handwritten note from her husband, Aziz, who disappeared the day after their wedding, eighteen years ago, after participating in the failed 1972 coup against King Hassan II. Zina has spent the past eighteen years searching for Aziz, who has been imprisoned in inhuman conditions in a solitary cell inside a secret desert jail. Will Zina finally find Aziz? Moving back and forth between 1990 and the past, this novel recounts the painful circumstances that brought Zina and Aziz together and the torture after the 1972 coup that tore them apart.
Main title:
A rare blue bird flies with me / Youssef Fadel ; translated by Jonathan Smolin.
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Imprint:
Cairo : Hoopoe; American University In Cairo Press, 2016.©2016
Collation:
xi, 235 pages, ; 21 cm.
Notes:
Translated from the Arabic.
ISBN:
9789774167546 (paperback)
Dewey class:
892.736
Language:
EnglishArabic
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Brighton LibraryAdult FictionFADEAvailable
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