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Straight From The Horse's Mouth: A Novel

Straight From The Horse's Mouth: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Alaoui, Meryem
Translated by Ramadan, Emma

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This hilarious, colorful portrait of a prostitute navigating life in modern Morocco introduces a promising new literary voice. Jmiaa, a prostitute in Casablanca, lives alone with her daughter. A woman of strong character and quick wit, she doesn't hold back when describing the wo...rld around her: her lover Chaiba, a crude, wordless brute, or Halima, her depressed fellow prostitute who reads the Qur'an between clients, or Mouy, her mother with implacable moral standards who seems completely ignorant of her daughter's work. Then along comes a young woman, Chadlia--dubbed Horse Mouth by Jmiaa--who wants to make her first film about the life of this Casa neighborhood. She's looking for an actress... In this breakout debut novel, Meryem Alaoui gives us a vibrant picture of daily life in a working-class Morocco where everyone copes with difficulties through vitality and resourcefulness.
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ISBN 9781892746795
Released NZ 15 Dec 2020
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781892746795
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Other Press LLC
Released 15 Dec 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Alaoui, Meryem
Translated by Ramadan, Emma
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 203mm
Dewey Code 843.92
Weight 368g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Prostitutes - Fiction - Morocco - Casablanca, Casablanca Morocco - Fiction, Casablanca (Morocco), Prostitutes - Morocco - Casablanca, Moroccans - Social life and customs
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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