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E-bog, ePub
Udgivelsesdato:
03-11-2013
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
224
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As Hassan Najmis acclaimed novel begins, our unnamed narrator befriends an elderly man, Muhammad, who, as a young man, worked as a tour guide in the city of Tangier. Muhammad tells the narrator about his most famous clients, the renowned Gertrude Stein and her companion Alice Toklas, whoon the recommendation of Henri Matissehired Muhammad as their guide when they visited Morocco. Now close to death, Muhammad begs the narrator to take his papers and write his life story.Soon we learn that Muhammad once accepted Steins invitation to visit her in Paris, and even lived for a time in a roof-top room in her apartment. There he participated in Steins famous salon, meeting Picasso, Appollinaire, Hemingway, Anais Nin, and the many other luminaries in Steins circle. As the narrator is drawn further into Muhammads story, he finds himself also drawn into a relationship with the cultural attach at the American Embassy in Rabat, a beautiful African-American woman who becomes as interested in the story of Steins visit to Morocco as she obviously is in the young Moroccan who is researching it. Together they continue their quest into the past to rediscover Stein, a quest that will take them in unexpected new directions, in a novel that bursts with different varieties of passion at the hands of a master storyteller and poet.

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Udgivelsesdato:
03-11-2013
ISBN13:
9781623710439
Format:
ePub
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