A Lake Beyond the Wind: A Novel

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Interlink Books, 1999 - Fiction - 215 pages
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This series is designed to bring to North American readers the once-unheard voices of writers who have achieved wide acclaim at home, but are not recognized beyond the borders of their native lands. With special emphasis on women writers, Interlink's Emerging Voices series publishes the best of the world's contemporary literature in translation or original English.

A novel about the most catastrophic year in Palestinian history. Yakhlif tenderly gathers all the town folk, the soldiers of the beleaguered army, the animals and the natural world into his tale, which makes it all the more powerful a lament for a world that is no more.

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This book takes the centerpiece of the Palestinian tragedy -- the Nakba, or catastrophe, that was the founding of the state of Israel and destruction of Palestinian society -- and renders it into a ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Abdallah al-Nasser was born in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, in 1953 and studied Arabic Literature at al-Imam University, Riyadh. He is at present cultural attache in London and editor of Al-Thaqafiyah, a quarterly journal concerned with Arabic culture. His first collection of short stories. The Mirage (1998), dealt especially with the experience of confronting an unbalanced model of modernization.

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