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The Unnecessary Woman by Frank Mink

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Published by Writer"s Showcase Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Adventure / thriller,
  • General & Literary Fiction,
  • Medical,
  • Technological,
  • Thrillers,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Espionage / Thriller,
  • Mystery/Suspense

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10703451M
ISBN 100595090516
ISBN 109780595090518
OCLC/WorldCa46469827

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An Unnecessary Woman is not a game, though; it is a grave, powerful book. It is the hour-by-hour study of a woman who is struggling for dignity with every breath The meaning of human dignity is perhaps the great theme of literature, and Alameddine takes it on in every page of this extraordinary book.”—.Cited by: 9.   February 4, • Not much happens in An Unnecessary Woman, Lebanese-American author Rabih Alameddine's novel about an elderly recluse who . Grief, hope and humor all combine in this story told by year-old Aaliya Saleh in the novel “An Unnecessary Woman” by Rabih Alameddine. In this snapshot of the introverted but well read woman living in Beirut, the capitol city of Lebanon, Aaliya shares with her reader her love for her home city as well as her fear of growing older.   " An Unnecessary Woman is a book lover's book. If you've ever felt not at home in the world—or in your own skin—or preferred the company of a good book to that of an actual person, this book will welcome you with open arms and tell you that you're not alone/5(9).

  Simultaneously a philosophical rumination, a literature class and a cry from the heart, An Unnecessary Woman is, precisely in its strangeness, a genuine literary pleasure: a complicated one. An Unnecessary Woman review: a long way from the real Beirut. Rabih Alameddine’s novel, both clever and pretentious, is set in a maddeningly Americanised sitcom version of the Middle EastAuthor: Eileen Battersby. "An unnecessary woman" is a painful reminder that life is too short to read all the fascinating literary works from around the world. The book can be categorized as a work of meta-novel. I like this book because I usually appreciate books that introduce me to other books.4/5(). An Unnecessary Woman is not a game, though; it is a grave, powerful book. It is the hour-by-hour study of a woman who is struggling for dignity with every breath The meaning of human dignity is perhaps the great theme of literature, and Alameddine takes it on in every page of this extraordinary book.” —Washington Independent Review of Books.