Isabella Hammad - The Parisian (2nd Hand Hardback)
An Observer Hotly-Tipped Debut Author.
Shortlisted for many Historical Fiction Prizes - 2019-20.
As the First World War shatters families, destroys friendships and kills lovers, a young Palestinian dreamer sets out to find himself. Midhat Kamal navigates his way across a fractured world, from the shifting politics of the Middle East to the dinner tables of Montpellier and a newly tumultuous Paris.
He discovers that everything is fragile: love turns to loss, friends become enemies and everyone is looking for a place to belong. Isabella Hammad delicately untangles the politics and personal tragedies of a turbulent era - the Palestinian struggle for independence, the strife of the early twentieth century and the looming shadow of the Second World War.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2019 (Jonathan Cape - 1st Edition, 4th Printing)
- ISBN : 9781911214427
- SKU : B002238
- PPC : SP700gm
- RRP : £18.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
". . . an exquisite novel" - New York Times.
'A sublime reading experience: delicate, restrained, surpassingly intelligent, uncommonly poised and truly beautiful' - Zadie Smith.
"Arriving on a torrent of critical acclaim, including a glowing recommendation from Zadie Smith, Isabella Hammad’s debut is an ambitious and superbly realised historical epic. Part love story, part social drama it moves from Palestine to Montpellier and Paris during a turbulent period from the end of the Ottoman Empire to the outbreak of the Second World War. Beautifully - tenderly - written, it’s a story that sings in its depiction of real lives caught up in history’s undertow." - Waterstones.
Isabella Hammad was born in London. She won the 2018 Plimpton Prize for Fiction and a 2019 O. Henry Prize , and is a 2019 National Book Award "5 under 35" Honouree. The Parisian is her first novel.
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