Celestial Bodies: Winner of the 2019 Man Booker International Prize

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Winner of the Best possible Omani Novel 2010. Celestial Bodies is about within the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers whilst looking forward to her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families witness Oman evolve from a conventional, slave-owning society slowly redefining itself after the colonial era, to the crossroads of its complex present. Elegantly structured and taut, Celestial Bodies is a coiled spring of a unique, telling of Oman’s coming-of-age during the prism of 1 circle of relatives’s losses and loves.

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