An Unnecessary Woman

unnecessaryAn Unnecessary Woman
by Rabih Alameddine
2014 / 306 pages
read by Suzanne Toren 10h 28m
rating 9+ / fiction –

“A love letter to literature and its power to define who we are, the prodigiously gifted Rabih Alameddine has given us a nuanced rendering of one woman’s life in the Middle East.”    From Grove Publishing –

Aaliya Saleh, the 1st person narrator of Alameddine’s new novel,   is a fiercely intelligent, 72-year old widow who lives alone as a virtual shut-in in her apartment in Beirut.  She  reads voraciously  and translates one book a year (working from a French or English version).   She has a project coming up but is somewhat unsure.  Her translations are not published,  but rather they are simply stored in boxes.  >>>>MORE>>>>

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