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Lyrics Alley (2011) [Novel]
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In 1950's Sudan, the powerful Abuzeid dynasty has amassed a fortune through their trading firm. With Mahmoud Bey at its helm, they can do no wrong. But when Mahmoud's son, Nur, the brilliant, handsome heir to the business empire, suffers a debilitating accident, the family stands divided in the face of an uncertain future. As British rule nears its end, the country is torn between modernizing influences and the call of traditions past—a conflict reflected in the growing tensions between Mahmoud's two wives: the younger, Nabilah, longs to return to Egypt and escape "backward-looking" Sudan; while Waheeba lives traditionally behind veils and closed doors. It's not until Nur asserts himself outside the cultural limits of his parents that his own spirit and the frayed bonds of his family begin to mend.

Original title: Lyrics Alley
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest
FictionGeneral FictionWorld Affairs

Edition #1: Lyrics Alley

Lyrics Alley (2011)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Lyrics Alley (March 2011)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802119513
Pages: 304

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