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The dove's necklace /

by Alem, Raja.
Additional authors: Halls, Katharine, -- translator. | Talib, Adam, -- translator.
Edition statement:First edition. Published by : Overlook Books, (New York, NY : ) Physical details: 474 pages ; 24 cm ISBN:9781590208984 (hardcover : US).
Subject(s): Detectives -- Saudi Arabia -- Mecca -- Fiction. | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction. | FICTION / Literary. | Mecca (Saudi Arabia) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction. | Psychological fiction.
Year: 2016
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"When a dead woman is discovered in Abu Al Roos, one of Mecca's many alleys, no one will claim the body because they are ashamed by her nakedness. As we follow Detective Nassir's investigation of the case, the secret life of the holy city of Mecca is revealed. Tackling powerful issues with beautiful and evocative writing, Raja Alem reveals a city--and a civilization--at once beholden to brutal customs, and reckoning (uneasily) with new traditions. Told from a variety of perspectives--including that of Abu Al Roos itself--The Dove's Necklace is a virtuosic work of literature, and an ambitious portrait of a changing city that deserves our attention"--

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