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A middle-aged imam of a small town in Southern Lebanon, diagnosed with cancer, contemplates the illness he fears and has expected for years. He inherited his father's way of life and was persuaded to wear the robe and turban in his youth to preserve the family tradition and was forced into an arranged marriage. He displays no interest in the mosque where his grandfather and father were once powerful imams. The wife, for whom he feels no affection, attends to her chores and nurses his father, now sick and bedridden, in his house. Though he worries about his two sons, who were born deaf and mute, he takes no measures to secure a special education for them. After his surgery, he discovers a sense of further isolation, lethargy, and failure. When he suspects the recurrence of cancer, he resolves to abandon his robe and turban.
Number of Pages: 298
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Hoopoe Fiction
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Pr
Author: Hassan Daoud
Street Date: April 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-9834
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