The Translator (Paperback)
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The Translator (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages
Published: 29/05/2008
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The Translator is a story about love, both human and divine.

Sammar is a young Sudanese widow, working as an Arabic translator at a British university. Following the sudden death of her husband and estrangement from her young son, she drifts – grieving and isolated. Life takes a positive turn when she finds herself falling in love with Rae, a Scottish academic. To Sammar, he seems to come from another world and another culture, yet they are drawn to each other. 

'Aboulela is a wonderfully poetic writer ... It is a pleasure to read a novel so full of feeling and yet  so serene' – The Guardian

Publisher: Birlinn General
ISBN: 9781846970801
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 194 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A story of love and faith all the more moving for the restraint with which it is written'  - J.M. Coetzee

'A lyrical journey about exile, loss and love... poetry in motion'  - The Sunday Times

'An exceptionally well-crafted and beautifully written novel'  - The Guardian

'She pulls you into her world as she refracts British life, its smells and sounds, its advertisements and turns of phrase'  - Independent

'A subtle investigation into the meaning of exile and home, doubt and fait, loss and love. Leila Aboulela's writing is always beautifully observed, her voice one of restrained lyricism: she is a writer of rare and original talent' - Duncan McLean

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