The Resource Salt Houses, Hala Alyan, (electronic resource)

Salt Houses, Hala Alyan, (electronic resource)

Label
Salt Houses
Title
Salt Houses
Statement of responsibility
Hala Alyan
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Language
eng
Summary
From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut novel about a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home On the eve of her daughter Alia's wedding, Salma reads the girl's future in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel, and luck. While she chooses to keep her predictions to herself that day, they will all soon come to pass when the family is uprooted in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967. Salma is forced to leave her home in Nablus; Alia's brother gets pulled into a politically militarized world he can't escape; and Alia and her gentle-spirited husband move to Kuwait City, where they reluctantly build a life with their three children. When Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait in 1990, Alia and her family once again lose their home, their land, and their story as they know it, scattering to Beirut, Paris, Boston, and beyond. Soon Alia's children begin families of their own, once again navigating the burdens (and blessings) of assimilation in foreign cities. Lyrical and heartbreaking, Salt Houses is a remarkable debut novel that challenges and humanizes an age-old conflict we might think we understand-one that asks us to confront that most devastating of all truths: you can't go home again
Accompanying matter
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Alyan, Hala
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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  • Buck, Leila
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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Label
Salt Houses, Hala Alyan, (electronic resource)
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https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/9afdefbb-6ff3-4266-ad46-a9dc18f69db3
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stereophonic
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Form of item
online
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
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unknown
Stock number
9AFDEFBB-6FF3-4266-AD46-A9DC18F69DB3
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Label
Salt Houses, Hala Alyan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/9afdefbb-6ff3-4266-ad46-a9dc18f69db3
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
9AFDEFBB-6FF3-4266-AD46-A9DC18F69DB3
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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