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The Night Counter

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Published by Crown Publishing Group in New York .
Written in English


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The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24266881M
ISBN 109780307453648
OCLC/WorldCa464629067

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“THE NIGHT COUNTER, Alia Yunis’ first novel, mixes equal parts of magical realism, social commentary, family drama and lighthearted humor to create a delicious and intriguing indulgence worth savoring.”. An Amazon Best Book of January Melissa Albert’s The Hazel Wood first drew us into the Hinterland, her dark fairy tale world come to life. Now her spellbinding sequel, The Night Country, takes readers deeper into the Proserpine, Alice-Three-Times in her origin story, has left the Hinterland for New York City/5(). In her debut novel, THE NIGHT COUNTER, Alia Yunis writes that she would spend her time collecting more stories. In this latest reimagining of Scheherazade, she is extracting 1, stories from Fatima Abdullah, an aging Lebanese woman living in Los Angeles with her grandson, Amir. Yunis’ book club–ready debut uses The Arabian Nights as a departure point for an immigrant-assimilation story.. The central character, around whom a cast of dozens revolves like a time piece, is Fatima Abdullah: purple-haired mother, grandmother and Lebanese migrant who settled in .

The Night Counter by Alia Yunis 1. The granddaughter of one of Lebanon’s greatest matchmakers, Fatima tries her hand at traditional matchmaking with disastrous results. “The Night Counter,” Alia Yunis’ first novel, mixes equal parts of magical realism, social commentary, family drama and lighthearted humor to create a delicious and intriguing indulgence worth savoring.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune “Little pigs and lost siblings make for decent bedtime story fodder. Book Summary. After 85 long years, Fatimah Abdullah is dying, and she knows when her time will come. In fact, it should come just nine days from tonight, the nd nightly visit of Scheherazade, the beautiful and immortal storyteller from the epic The Arabian Nights. The latest book to fall into this pattern appears to be The Night Country, the follow-up to Melissa Alberts debut The Hazel Wood, which I really enjoyed. Believe it or not, this one goes even deeper in already dark territory, but I loved how these changes enhanced /5.

The Night Counter. In this captivating debut, Yunis takes readers on a magic carpet ride examining the lives of Fatima Abdullah and her huge dysfunctional family. Imitating Scheherazade, Fatima—in a clever twist—spins her own tales to the legendary storyteller. Night is a memoir by Elie Wiesel that was first published in "THE NIGHT COUNTER, Alia Yunis' first novel, mixes equal parts of magical realism, social commentary, family drama and lighthearted humor to create a delicious and intriguing indulgence worth savoring.". The Night Counter A Novel (Book): Yunis, Alia: A magic carpet ride examining the lives of Fatima Abdullah and her huge dysfunctional family. Imitating Scheherazade, Fatima spins her own tales to the legendary storyteller, Scheherazade. And she has plenty of material: Fatima is dying, and more interested in her prized possessions, including a house in Lebanon, than in reuniting her splintered.