Where the Bird Disappeared
Ghassan Zaqtan
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This lyrical novel, set in the surroundings of the Palestinian village of Zakariyya, weaves a narrative rich in sensory detail yet troubled by the porousness of memory. It tells the story of the relationship between two figures of deep mythical resonance in the region, Yahya and Zakariyya, figures who live in the present but bear the names—and many traits—of two saints. Ranging from today into back to pre-1948 Palestine, the book presents both a compelling portrait of a contemporary village and a sacred geography that lies beyond and beneath the present state of the world. Sensual, rich in allusion, yet at the same time focused on the struggles of today, Where the Bird Disappeared is a powerful novel of both connection and dispossession.
ISBN 9780857425423Category FictionSubcategory Literary Fiction
Publisher Seagull BooksImprint Seagull BooksPublished 15/07/2018
Format B FormatBinding HardbackPage extent 96
Ghassan Zaqtan is a Palestinian poet, author of ten collections of poetry.... »
 
 
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