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Celestial Bodies

Jokha Alharthi

Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and the...
Publish Date
2018
January 1
First Published in 2010
Goodreads rating
3.45
ISBN
9781912240166
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Apr 20, 2019
If you’re looking for a great book to read over Easter, I recommend this one that I finished last night. Set in Oman, shortlisted for the international @ManBookerPrize and published by Scotland’s very own @sandstonepress , it’s a beautifully written and very moving story.      source