One Thousand and One Nights

One Thousand and One Nights

A Retelling

Book - 2013
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An evocative reimagining of nineteen tales from the classic story about young queen Shahrazad's efforts to save her life from a brutal husband focuses on female characters at the heart of each tale in a woven sequence that incorporates humor and sensuality.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2013
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780307958860
0307958868
Characteristics: xix, 288 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Shaykh, Hanan

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Dec 03, 2018

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okbookgirl
Nov 18, 2013

Ms. al-Shaykh has chosen mainly stories that feature female protagonists, including of course the voice of the original storyteller, Shaharazad. Sex, violence, cleverness, witty language, plot twists, odd coincidences & explanations--these stories are strangely wonderful.

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