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The Resource At the wall of the almighty : a novel, by Farnoosh Moshiri

At the wall of the almighty : a novel, by Farnoosh Moshiri

Label
At the wall of the almighty : a novel
Title
At the wall of the almighty
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Farnoosh Moshiri
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • But Loony Kamal, the prison guard, doesn't believe him. Is it really possible for a man to forget who he is? To lose every shred of memory? Loony Kamal is bent on finding out. Our narrator, though, is even more determined to survive. Their relationship - with its inhuman brutality and surprising tenderness - lies at the complicated heart of Farnoosh Moshiri's extraordinary debut novel. Which is where we quickly find ourselves, too, for we want what each man wants: like Kamal, we want to know more about our hero; like our hero, we long for his escape from Kamal's grasp and the prison's walls
  • As if he were a tatter-day Sheherazade, our hero fights for his life by retreating into a world of stories - or memories? - of grandmothers and peacocks, love songs and saffron smells, and the softness of a young girl's hand pulling him up onto a magic carpet that flies down New Spring Street, over the crooked houses, to the Almighty Wall, which All the Bricklayer stacks taller every night
  • The grim unreality of life inside the prison falls darkly upon us, but the fire of Moshiri's imagination also lights the way to a different world. The masterful whole she fashions of torture and fragments is essential reading not just for those interested in the seldom-heard voices of Iranian woman, but for those who care about the progress of literature
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O88443
LC item number
A88 2000
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Emerging voices
Label
At the wall of the almighty : a novel, by Farnoosh Moshiri
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 129
  • 4
  • In the Psychiatric Wing
  • 199
  • 5
  • The Holy Show
  • 271
  • 6
  • In Sultan's Room
  • 339
  • 1
  • 7
  • The Unbreakables
  • 431
  • With Loony Kamal
  • 1
  • 2
  • In the Clinic
  • 51
  • 3
  • Ha-G Interrogates
Control code
41319926
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 495 pages
Isbn
9781566563154
Lccn
99021087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Ann Weisgarber (Access. No. 2017-096). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Ann Weisgarbe, May 21, 2000. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)41319926
Label
At the wall of the almighty : a novel, by Farnoosh Moshiri
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 129
  • 4
  • In the Psychiatric Wing
  • 199
  • 5
  • The Holy Show
  • 271
  • 6
  • In Sultan's Room
  • 339
  • 1
  • 7
  • The Unbreakables
  • 431
  • With Loony Kamal
  • 1
  • 2
  • In the Clinic
  • 51
  • 3
  • Ha-G Interrogates
Control code
41319926
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 495 pages
Isbn
9781566563154
Lccn
99021087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Ann Weisgarber (Access. No. 2017-096). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Ann Weisgarbe, May 21, 2000. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)41319926

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