Beirut Blues by Hanan Al-Shaykh

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With the acclaim won by her first two novels, Hanan al-Shaykh established herself as the Arab world's foremost woman writer. Beirut Blues, published to similar acclaim, further confirms her place in Arabic literature, and brings her writing to a new, groundbreaking level.

Anchor: 1996.
ISBN: 9780385473828. 384 pp.
Softcover. Very good.