The Resource Chronicle of a last summer, Yasmine El Rashidi

Chronicle of a last summer, Yasmine El Rashidi

Label
Chronicle of a last summer
Title
Chronicle of a last summer
Statement of responsibility
Yasmine El Rashidi
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A young Egyptian woman chronicles her personal and political coming of age in this debut novel. Cairo, 1984. A blisteringly hot summer. A young girl in a sprawling family house. Her days pass quietly: listening to a mother's phone conversations, looking at the Nile from a bedroom window, watching the three state-sanctioned TV stations with the volume off, daydreaming about other lives. Underlying this claustrophobic routine is mystery and loss. Relatives mutter darkly about the newly-appointed President Mubarak. Everyone talks with melancholy about the past. People disappear overnight. Her own father has left, too--why, or to where, no one will say. We meet her across three decades, from youth to adulthood: As a six-year old absorbing the world around her, filled with questions she can't ask; as a college student and aspiring filmmaker pre-occupied with love, language, and the repression that surrounds her; and then later, in the turbulent aftermath of Mubarak's overthrow, as a writer exploring her own past. Reunited with her father, she wonders about the silences that have marked and shaped her life. At once a mapping of a city in transformation and a story about the shifting realities and fates of a single Egyptian family, Yasmine El Rashidi's Chronicle of a Last Summer traces the fine line between survival and complicity, exploring the conscience of a generation raised in silence"--
  • "A coming-of-age story that follows a Cairo native from her girlhood during Mubarak's regime to her adulthood and the radical change brought by the revolution that toppled Mubarak"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3605.L147
LC item number
C48 2016
Literary form
fiction
Chronicle of a last summer, Yasmine El Rashidi
Label
Chronicle of a last summer, Yasmine El Rashidi
Publication
Note
"A novel of Egypt."
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn923548100
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780770437299
Lccn
2015050541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026239469
System control number
(OCoLC)923548100

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