The Dove's Necklace #2020

The Dove's Necklace Raja Alem The Dove s Necklace When the body of a young woman is discovered in the Lane of Many Heads an alley in modern day Mecca no one will claim it as they are all ashamed of her nakedness As Detective Nasser pursues his inv

  • Title: The Dove's Necklace
  • Author: Raja Alem
  • ISBN: 9781468312355
  • Page: 375
  • Format: ebook
  • The Dove's Necklace Raja Alem When the body of a young woman is discovered in the Lane of Many Heads, an alley in modern day Mecca, no one will claim it, as they are all ashamed of her nakedness As Detective Nasser pursues his investigation of the case, seemingly all of Mecca chimes in including the Lane of Many Heads itself in this brilliant, funny, profane, and enigmatic fever dream of a novel by RaWhen the body of a young woman is discovered in the Lane of Many Heads, an alley in modern day Mecca, no one will claim it, as they are all ashamed of her nakedness As Detective Nasser pursues his investigation of the case, seemingly all of Mecca chimes in including the Lane of Many Heads itself in this brilliant, funny, profane, and enigmatic fever dream of a novel by Raja Alem, the first woman to win the International Prize for Arabic Fiction Nasser initially suspects that the dead woman is Aisha, one of the residents of the Area, and he searches her emails for clues The world she paints embraces everything from crime and religious extremism to the exploitation of foreign workers by a mafia of building contractors, who are destroying the historic areas of the city In stark relief with this grimness is the beauty of her love letters to her German boyfriend Another view reveals the city through the eyes of Yusuf, Aisha s neighbor, increasingly frustrated by the acceleration pace of change.As gripping as classic noir, nuanced as a Nabokov novel, and labyrinthine as the alleys of Mecca itself, this powerful and disturbing work of fiction masterfully reveals a city and a civilization in all its contradictions, at once beholden to brutal customs and uneasily coming to terms with new traditions Raja Alem s singular The Dove s Necklace is a virtuosic work of literature that deserves the world s attention.
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    1. The opening for The Dove s Necklace by Raja Alem seems to declare that this is a mystery though scarcely a conventional one I can t say that I ve ever read a mystery which begins from the perspective of the street where the body was found There is a police detective investigating the death Yet if you were expecting to find out whodunit, you will be sorely disappointed It can be challenging to even get an identification of a female murder victim in a country where women are completely veiled in p [...]

    2. The Dove s Necklace by Raja Alem is a captivating novel that will lure all readers to its great depth A mystery that intrigues the soul to flip its pages in a haste to find out its secrets What lies deep in this novel is a history that will blow readers away with every word Raja Alem is indeed a talented writer with a way of bringing, to life, the murder, customs, and investigation that is portrayed in this stunning tale The point of view is enjoyable Told from an alley way s point of viewwas a [...]

    3. I m really not sure what to think about this book On the one hand, it s highly original totally unlike anything I ve ever read On the other, it is very confusing It is beautiful and ugly at the same time.It is, underneath all the overlaid intersecting story lines, a book about the conflict between modern global capitalism and traditional tribalism, class structure and religious fundamentalism It is particularly concerned with the rights of women how in traditional Wahabbist society, women are li [...]

    4. Alem s novels demand patience and are to be savoured piecemeal if we are to do the writer s genius credit I found it rich, dense, fascinating, beautiful, tiring, and at times frustrating However, I was left with memorable, even if unbelievably philosophical, characters who managed to convey Alem s unforgettable and intricate mythologising of Macca Hers is a very different history, one that invites tasting with a palate desensitised to tyranny of fact Alem knows Macca from its mystical heritage a [...]

    5. A gripping noir, about a discovered body and subsequent investigation in Mecca Alem is the first woman to win the international prize for Arabic fiction.Tune in to our weekly podcast dedicated to all things new books, All The Books bookriot category all the

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