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Book Information: Tale of a Certain Orient

Tale of a Certain Orient (1990) [Novel]
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When Emilie, the matriarch of a large and unruly family of Lebanese emigrants, is on her deathbed, her granddaughter must return to Manaus and her childhood home to say goodbye. Here, in the heart of the Amazon, she becomes enveloped in memories, as family and friends gather round to tell their own tales. We hear of how Uncle Hanna first left Lebanon for Brazil early in the twentieth century; of Soraya ¬ngela, the illegitimate deaf-mute child whose short life was blighted by fear and prejudice; of Uncle Emir and his solitary walk that ended at the bottom of the river; of Hakimís wranglings with the Arabic language; of the two unnameable, fiery-tongued brothers; of the German photographer and constant friend Dorner, roaming Manaus with his Hasselblad; and at the centre of it all lies Emilie: loving, interfering, luminous.

Original title: Relato de um Certo Oriente
Alternative titles: The Tree of the Seventh Heaven
Original languages: Portuguese

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindMultigenerational Sagas

Edition #1: Tale of a Certain Orient

Tale of a Certain Orient (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: revised translation
Translated by: Ellen Watson John Gledson
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Tale of a Certain Orient (August 2007)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9780747569077
Pages: 224

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Edition #2: Tree of the Seventh Heaven

Tree of the Seventh Heaven (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Ellen Watson
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The Tree of the Seventh Heaven (1994)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Atheneum
ISBN: 9780689121654
Pages: 210

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