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An Unnecessary Woman - Rabih Alameddine
An Unnecessary Woman
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“I can’t remember the last time I was so gripped simply by a novel’s voice…Aaliya is thoughtful, she’s complex, she’s humorous and critical.”—NPR.com“Beautiful and absorbing.”—New York TimesAn Unnecessary Woman is a breathtaking portrait of one reclusive woman’s late-life crisis, which garnered a... show more
“I can’t remember the last time I was so gripped simply by a novel’s voice…Aaliya is thoughtful, she’s complex, she’s humorous and critical.”—NPR.com“Beautiful and absorbing.”—New York TimesAn Unnecessary Woman is a breathtaking portrait of one reclusive woman’s late-life crisis, which garnered a wave of rave reviews and love letters to Alameddine’s cranky yet charming sep
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780802122940 (0802122949)
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 291
Edition language: English
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Lenaribka
Lenaribka rated it
5.0 An Unnecessary Woman
BR with my dear friend SofiaAnother brilliant book by Rabih Alameddine. One of the most educational novel I've ever read. A beautiful sophisticated prose, a very dominant narrative, a very Rabih's nature in Aaliya's POV. My second book by the author with a female first person POV but it is TOTALLY d...
Brain Gourmet
Brain Gourmet rated it
3.0 An Unnecessary Woman
I expected this to be overwhelming and with a strong underlying message, but it was rather over the top and failed to get under my skin as I had hoped.
Edward
Edward rated it
0.0 An Unnecessary Woman
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5.0 An Unnecessary Woman
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine is a memorable character study of 72 year old Aaliya, an extreme introvert who is obsessed with literature and who lives virtually as a recluse in her home in Beirut, Lebanon. The book is challenging to read. Nevertheless, regardless of the challenges, someth...
Beamis12
Beamis12 rated it
4.0 An Unnecessary woman
I stared reading this in e-book format a while back and just wasn't in the mood for an introspective novel. Plus there are just some novels I need to read in actual book form and though I set it aside I knew this was a book that I would probably love at some point or another. So it proved. This is ...
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