The Resource The occasional virgin

The occasional virgin

Label
The occasional virgin
Title
The occasional virgin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this frank and fearless novel, acclaimed writer Hanan al-Shaykh follows the tumultuous lives and sometimes shocking choices of women successful in their careers but unlucky in love. On a sunny beach on the Italian Riviera, two thirtysomething women, Yvonne and Huda, relax by the sparkling sea. But despite the setting, as their vacation unfolds, their complicated pasts seep through to the idyllic present. Both women spent their childhoods in Lebanon--Yvonne raised in a Christian family, Huda in a Muslim one--and they now find themselves torn between the traditional worlds they were born into and the successful professional identities they've created. Three months later, when Huda (a theater director from Toronto) visits Yvonne (an advertising executive) in London, a chance encounter with a man at Speaker's Corner leads to profound repercussions for them both. As the novel continues, each woman will undertake her own quest for love and romance, revenge and fulfillment. Witty and wry, The Occasional Virgin is a poignant and perceptive tale for our time
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaykh, á ̧¤anān
Dewey number
892.7/36
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7862.H356
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shaykh, á ̧¤anān
  • Shaykh, á ̧¤anān
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arabic fiction
  • Women
  • Lebanon
  • London (England)
  • Riviera (Italy)
Label
The occasional virgin
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=4007643
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Consists of the English translation of two Arabic works previously published separately under the titles: Imra'atān Ê»alā shāá1­i' al-baá ̧¥r (2003), and, Ê»Adhārá Lundunistān (2015)
  • Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Half-title Page; Dedication; Also by Hanan Al-Shaykh; Title Page; Contents; Part One: Two Women by the Sea; One; Part Two: The Occasional Virgin; Two; Three; Four; Five; Six; A Note on the Author; A Note on the Translator; Also available by Hanan Al-Shaykh; One Thousand and One Nights; Women of Sand and Myrrh; The Locust and the Bird; Copyright Page
Control code
on1037815171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (127 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408895702
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
25F8BDC5-0184-461A-92A0-23E6533C90FB
System control number
(OCoLC)1037815171
Label
The occasional virgin
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=4007643
Publication
Note
  • Consists of the English translation of two Arabic works previously published separately under the titles: Imra'atān Ê»alā shāá1­i' al-baá ̧¥r (2003), and, Ê»Adhārá Lundunistān (2015)
  • Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Half-title Page; Dedication; Also by Hanan Al-Shaykh; Title Page; Contents; Part One: Two Women by the Sea; One; Part Two: The Occasional Virgin; Two; Three; Four; Five; Six; A Note on the Author; A Note on the Translator; Also available by Hanan Al-Shaykh; One Thousand and One Nights; Women of Sand and Myrrh; The Locust and the Bird; Copyright Page
Control code
on1037815171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (127 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408895702
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
25F8BDC5-0184-461A-92A0-23E6533C90FB
System control number
(OCoLC)1037815171

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