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Jerusalem Stands Alone

Mahmoud Shukair

Translated from the Arabic by Nicole Fares

Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-1103-5    |    2018

ebook 978-0-8156-5446-9

An elliptical novel exploring the comical and absurd in the everyday lives of Jerusalem residents.

"In these poetic, interconnected microfictions, Shukair excels in capturing the political, social, and historic tensions of an ancient city under occupation. A contemplative feast of deep, subtle undertones, Shukair’s writing mobilizes an intimate, calm narrative to explore the convulsions lurking beneath the strained surface of Jerusalem."—Hisham Bustani, author of The Perception of Meaning

"Shukair tenderly and brilliantly explores the city’s deep soul, through gorgeous lyrical portraits of its inhabitants. Poets will love this book, elegantly translated by Nicole Fares. Reading it feels like a healing. Jerusalem Stands Alone will be the enduring truth, not the pitiful passing news."—Naomi Shihab Nye, author of 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East

  Jerusalem Stands Alone

	Mahmoud Shukair and Nicole Fares   Mahmoud Shukair is a Palestinian writer of short stories and novels for adults and teenagers. He is the author of forty-five books, six television series, and four plays, including Mordechai’s Moustache and His Wife’s Cats. In 2011, he was awarded the Mahmoud Darwish Prize for Freedom of Expression. He has spent his life between Beirut, Amman, and Prague and now lives in Jerusalem. Nicole Fares teaches world literature at the University of Arkansas and is a doctoral candidate in comparative literature and cultural studies. She has translated novels, short stories, and poetry from Arabic to English, including the novel 32, by Sahar Mandour.

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