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001    on1235904050 
003    OCoLC 
005    20210802163854.0 
008    210114s2021    mau           000 1 eng   
010      2021001562 
020    9781623718862|q(paperback) 
020    1623718864 
035    (OCoLC)1235904050 
040    DLC|beng|erda|cDLC|dOCLCO|dBDX|dYDX|dOCLCF|dWIQ|dNZAUC
041 1  eng|hara 
042    pcc 
049    MCPL 
050 00 PJ7930.J36|bA5313 2021 
082 00 892.7/37|223 
100 1  Ḥasan, Janá Fawwāz,|eauthor. 
240 10 Aná, hiyá wa-al-ukhrayāt.|lEnglish 
245 10 All the women inside me /|cJana Elhassan ; translated by 
       Michelle Hartman. 
263    2104 
264  1 Northampton :|bInterlink Books,|c2021. 
300    223 pages ;|c21 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    "Originally published in Arabic in 2012 as Ana hiya wal 
       oukhrayaat by Arab Scientific Publishers, Inc., Beirut, 
       Lebanon."--Title page verson. 
500    Includes translator's note. 
520    "Surviving a cold childhood, overshadowed by her parents' 
       unhappiness and their distant relationship to her, Sahar 
       expects to escape through marriage when she meets the 
       compelling and charming Sami, who is interested in every 
       detail of her life. But what seemed at first to be his 
       loving interest rapidly becomes controlling and ultimately
       abusive. Sahar yearns for a way out of her intertwined 
       experiences of loss and loneliness. In All the Women 
       Inside Me, Jana Elhassan presents an intricate 
       psychological portrait of a woman, as well as the 
       complexities of interpersonal relationships. The novel's 
       innovative structure allows it to plumb psychological and 
       philosophical depths beyond the specific characters 
       revealing a profound humanity. Sahar's father is the 
       lapsed leftist who masks his boredom by busying himself 
       with great causes. Her depressed mother's nerves are as 
       delicate as the crystal she keeps immaculately polished in
       her home. A charlatan sheikh trades in religious magic, 
       making a profit off of people's misery. A boyfriend leaves
       his great love to marry a "more appropriate" good girl. 
       Sahar navigates her way through so many relationships, ill
       -prepared by her parents and unhappy childhood home. Her 
       imagination is what allows her to act out all of the 
       desires she has been denied throughout her whole life, 
       from her childhood to her abusive marriage. But she also 
       finds solace in her best friend, Hala, who has faced her 
       own difficult childhood and adolescence and later a series
       of destructive relationships. At the same time that this 
       novel is able to capture the intensity of emotions and 
       experiences in women's lives, it is not merely a story 
       about the power of imagination to enrich the lives of 
       oppressed women. Elhassan's novel is a stark appraisal of 
       how far women are pushed and the length to which women 
       will go to escape a reality that is rotten at the core"--
       |cProvided by publisher. 
546    Translated from the Arabic. 
650  0 Women|vFiction. 
650  0 Interpersonal relations|vFiction. 
650  0 Abused women|vFiction. 
650  7 Abused women.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00794870 
650  7 Interpersonal relations.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00977397 
650  7 Women.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01176568 
655  7 Fiction.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423787 
655  7 Psychological fiction.|2gsafd 
655  7 Psychological fiction.|2lcgft 
655  7 Social problem fiction.|2lcgft 
700 1  Hartman, Michelle,|etranslator. 
994    C0|bMCP 
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