The Story of Zahra

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The Story of Zahra

By Hanan Al-Shaykh; Peter Ford (Translator); Hanan Shaykh

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385472067, 224pp.

Publication Date: December 15, 1996

With more than 21,000 copies in print of"Women Of Sand And Myrrh," and more than15,000 copies of "The Story OfZahra," Hanan al-Shaykh is the best known and mostadmired woman writer of the Arab world. The paperbackpublication of "Zahra" will bringthis passionate and courageous novel to a muchlarger group of readers. Its haunting story of ayoung Lebanese woman who attempts to stem theviolence in Beirut by initiating a sexual liaison with asniper has "lifted the corner of a darkcurtain" ("Sunday Telegraph" )from a world that fascinates usall.

Praise For The Story of Zahra

"The Story Of Zahra is a classic by  any standards."--Village Voice  Literary Supplement.  

"This rich tale mesmerizes with its frank sexuality  and scenes of war-torn  Beirut."--Publishers Weekly.