Lyrics Alley (Paperback)
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Lyrics Alley (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 02/02/2012
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Longlisted for the Orange Prize 2011

'Haunting' Telegraph
'A story for all the senses' Aminatta Forna
'A superb family epic . . . vivid, beautifully original' The Herald

Set in 1950s Sudan, Lyrics Alley is the story of the powerful and sprawling Abuzeid dynasty. With Mahmoud Bey at its helm, the family can do no wrong. But when Mahmoud's son, Nur - the brilliant, charming heir to his business empire - suffers a near-fatal accident, his hopes of university and a glittering future are dashed. Subsequently, his betrothal to his cousin and sweetheart, Soraya is broken off.

As British rule is coming to an end, and the country is torn between modernising influences and the call of traditions past, the family is divided. Mahmoud's second wife, Nabilah, longs to return to Egypt and leave behind the dust of 'backward-looking' Sudan. His first wife, Waheeba, is confined to her open-air kitchen and resents Nabilah's influence on Mahmoud. Meanwhile, Nur must find a way to live again in the world and find peace. Moving from the villages of Sudan to cosmopolitan Cairo and a decimated post-colonial Britain, this is a sweeping tale of love, loss, faith and reconciliation.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753828113
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 267 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A sophisticated and emotionally resonant tale. - SUNDAY HERALD

Leila Aboulel's delightful novel explores the relationship between the personal and the political in a time of upheaval - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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